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1. Perspective
2. My Vision
3. Growing Up on Our Farm
4. Money: Cultivating a Proper View
5. Goal Setting
5. Appropriate Size: Growth Has a Down Side
6. Making the Break from Outside Employment
7. Restoring Community
8. 10 Commandments for Making the Kids Love the Farm
9. Integration into Every Aspect
10. Love to Work
11. Give Freedom
12. Create Investment Opportunities
13. Maintain Humor
14. Pay the Children
15. Praise, Praise, Praise
16. Enjoy Your Vocation
17. Back Off from Personal Domains
18. Romancing the Next Generation
19. Pleasant Farms: Aesthetic and Aromatic
20. Creating Safe Models
21. Multiple Use Infrastructure
22. Complementary Enterprises
23. Creating a Sense of Plenty
24. Family Development
25. Greenhouse Kids
26. Socialization: No Hermits Here
27. Baggage: Dealing with It
28. Noble Literature
29. Balancing Stimuli: You Can't Do Everything
30. Family Council
31. 10 Deadly Destructive Deeds
32. Nutrition and Lifestyle
33. A Sacred Work
34. Industry vs. Biology
35. Developing a Sense of Ministry
36. Business Charity
37. Multi-Generational Transfer
38. Retirement: An Alternative View
39. Inheritance: Performance Distribution
40. But We Don't Have Children
41. Summary
Appendix A

About the Author

Joel Salatin and his family own and operate Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The farm produces pastured beef, pork, chicken, eggs, turkeys, rabbits, lamb and ducks, servicing roughly 6,000 families and 50 restaurants in the farm's bioregion. He has written 14 books to date, is editor of Stockman Grass Farmer Magazine, and lectures around the world on land healing and local food systems. Polyface Farm operates a formal apprenticeship program and conducts many educational workshops and events.

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