Keynote Speaker: Joel Salatin

The FoodCon 2017 Steering Committee is proud to present one of our keynote speakers, Joel Salatin, the owner/operator of Polyface Farm in Swoope, VA.

Joel and his family farm have gained worldwide fame for their unique operation of a non-industrial farm in Virginia. Featured in Food Inc., Joel has become known as “the high priest of the pasture,” a “lunatic farmer,” and “the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson.” The Food Con Steering Committee is actively crafting a unique keynote session with Mr. Salatin that will allow us to hear his wonderful message, ask him questions, and hear his thoughts on “Good for All,” our conference theme for this year.

Students from Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Full-Time MBA program will be thrilled to hear that Joel is coming to North Carolina. Polyface Farm’s unique operation has be a cornerstone of our Operations Management class for years and has taught us invaluable lessons about scale vs. scope.

You are welcome to read Joel’s bio on the Polyface website.

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