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Just the Greatest Life by David Schafer
Pastured Poultry Profits
The Joy of Keeping Chickens
Sheer Ecstasy
Folks This Aint Normal
Visit Jamesport, Missouri
USDA state rules for poultry processing

Just the Greatest Life
Just the Greatest Life is a collection of stories that has warmed hearts around the world. Struggling farmers, amazing neighbors, four-legged friends, and an awe of and appreciation for nature make this self-published page-turner a book you’ll read again and again. The editor of Country Journal called it a “pure, inspiring treasure” about a “life gone real.” Fellow grass farmer, Joel Salatin, says “Schafer captures the exuberance of newly discovering the ‘culture’ of agri-culture and the satisfaction of a better way.”

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Pastured Poultry Profits
by Joel Salatin
The seminal Salatin book has redefined the landscape of rural America. A must-have reference for anyone with poultry.
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The Joy of Keeping Chickens: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun or Profit
by: Jennifer Megyesi
With a growing interest in self-sustainability and organic living, readers will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this readable, informative guide.
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The Sheer Ecstasy of being a Lunatic Farmer
by: Joel Salatin

Have you ever wondered: “So what really is the difference, anyway? Can there really be that much difference between the way two farmers operate? After all, a cow is a cow and the land is the land, isn’t it?”
This is the book that makes the contrasts clear. Gleaning stories from his fifty years (okay, he started young) as a localized, compost-fertilized, pasture-based, beyond organic farmer, Joel Salatin explores the metes and bounds of the differences. They are profound.

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Folks This Aint Normal – A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
by: Joel Salatin

From farmer Joel Salatin’s point of view, life in the 21st century just ain’t normal. In FOLKS, THIS AIN’T NORMAL, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin has many thoughts on what normal is and shares practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have big impact.

Salatin, hailed by the New York Times as “Virginia’s most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high priest of the pasture” and profiled in the Academy Award nominated documentary Food, Inc. and the bestselling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, understands what food should be: Wholesome, seasonal, raised naturally, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a profound reverence for the circle of life. And his message doesn’t stop there. From child-rearing, to creating quality family time, to respecting the environment, Salatin writes with a wicked sense of humor and true storyteller’s knack for the revealing anecdote.

Salatin’s crucial message and distinctive voice-practical, provocative, scientific, and down-home philosophical in equal measure-make FOLKS, THIS AIN’T NORMAL a must-read book.
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Visit Jamesport, Missouri
Jamesport Missouri is the largest Old Order Amish Settlement west of the Mississippi River, and is a great tourist destination. Visit www.jamesportmissouri.org to learn more about all of the great Amish stores, antique and gift stores, bakeries and more. Come visit Jamesport during one of its many festivals or auctions throughout the year. Check out www.jamesportmissouri.org!

USDA Rules for Poultry Processing
You can learn more about the processing rules and regulations in your state by visiting:
http://www.apppa.org/legalstates.pdf