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Food for Thought: Joel Salatin, farmer and author

Food & Agribusiness Institute

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 7:00 PM (PST)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Public Early Bird
Only 60 General Public Early Bird tickets are available. General Public Early Bird tickets are available until 12/19/2010 at 7 p.m. or until they run out, which ever comes first.
Sold Out Ended $8.00 $0.00
General Public Regular
General Public Regular tickets are available to purchase from December 8, 2010 until January 14, 2011 at 7 p.m. or until they run out, which ever comes first.
Sold Out Ended $10.00 $0.00

Event Details

Joel Salatin

Wednesday, January 19th
7 p.m.
Recital Hall, Santa Clara University

Joel Salatin is a third generation farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.  Joel and his family’s farm, Polyface Farms, are featured prominently in Michael Pollan's book The Omnivore's Dilemma and in the documentary films, Food, Inc. and Fresh.

Joel holds a BA degree in English and has published six books, including Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War stories from the local food front, Family Friendly Farming: A Multi-Generational Home-Based Business Testament, and You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farming Business.

The mission at Polyface Farms is to develop emotionally, economically, environmentally enhancing agricultural enterprises and facilitate their duplication throughout the world.  Joel and his family fulfill that mission through their dedication to alternative, environmentally-friendly farming techniques.  The cows, chickens, turkeys, pigs, and rabbits at Polyface Farms are raised on a rotational grazing system inspired by nature that allows the land to heal, creating harmony between the environment and the animals.

Joel Salatin’s speaking and writing reflect dirt-under-the-fingernails experience punctuated with mischievous humor. He passionately defends small farms, local food systems, and the right to opt out of the conventional food paradigm.

There are three parking options:

  • Purchase a 1-day visitor parking pass ($6) from the booth at the SCU entrance gate at 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA and park on campus.
  • Park at the Caltrain parking lot ($2 a day) across from the SCU entrance gate on the other side of the El Camino Real. Buy the parking ticket from the Caltrain ticket vending machine on the platform.
  • Search for available street parking.

ADA Accommodations
In compliance with ADA 504, please direct your accommodation requests to at least 3 weeks before the event.

Tickets for current Santa Clara University Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni are $3 and can only be purchased on campus.  One ticket per person with valid SCU ID or SCU Alumni Card. Email for more information.


We are unable to process full refunds.  Partial refunds may be requested by emailing until January 5th at 12 p.m.  No refunds will be issued for requests received after January 5th at 12 p.m. regardless of when tickets are purchased.

Have questions about Food for Thought: Joel Salatin, farmer and author? Contact Food & Agribusiness Institute

When & Where

Recital Hall
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 7:00 PM (PST)

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Food & Agribusiness Institute

Phone: 408-554-4086

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