Joel Salatin

lunatic farmer

Joel Salatin, 64, calls himself a Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. Others who like him call him the most famous farmer in the world, the high priest of the pasture, and the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson. Those who don’t like him call him a bio-terrorist, Typhoid Mary, charlatan, and starvation advocate.

The butcher, baker, and candlestick maker have been around a lot longer than supermarkets and Wal-Mart.

Justin Rhodes

crazy chicken ninja

Many years ago, Justin and his wife Rebekah brought home four chickens and placed them in a vacant horse stall. Within the first hour, two of them literally “flew the coop” and were gone forever. Fast forward with much learning and discovery, and their 140-acre farm has expanded to include cows (both meat and dairy), sheep, pigs, rabbits, turkeys, and countless other livestock, all with a steep learning curve of their own. Join Justin on this homesteading journey and learn from his countless hours of research and “trial by fire.”

Got poor health? Raise chickens for food and exercise (aka known as chores.)

Sarah Plain and Tall

homesteading, economist, teacher, and naturalist

Sarah’s mission is to help others achieve a lifestyle of self-sufficiency through subsistence agriculture, home food preservation techniques & naturalism. Guiding others to get “back to the basics” of living in today’s world.

I think everyone should experience the reward of growing and preserving your own food at least once in your life.

David Stelzer

organic food and healthy soil pioneer

His family has farmed in the Pacific Northwest for more than 100 years, and he is the founder and CEO of Azure Farm and Azure Standard, a leading producer and nationwide distributor of natural, organic, and non-GMO food.

It’s the responsibility of the farmer to be the guardian of the health of the people.

John Miller

product developer

After the canning lid shortage in 2021, John took personal responsibility and was committed to bringing US made canning lids to the home canner. Superb developed a high-quality canning lid in 2021 and brought it to market. John has decades of experience in product development and marketing.

I’m telling you, you can can!

Marcus Wengerd

seed evangelist

Marcus owns Berlin Seeds of Berlin, Ohio. He is a strong advocate of the truth that all of life is in the seed and that we must not ignore the power of seeds for life sustenance of ourselves and our families.

Seed is the only currency of the planet.

Morning Sessions: June 21, 2023

John Miller – Maximizing Your Summit Experience
Owner of Superb Industries & Superb Sealing

Joel Salatin – Working With Your Kids So
They Will Want To Work With You
Owner of Polyface Farms

Marcus Wengerd – Seed Independence
Owner of Berlin Seeds

Joel Kurtz – Increasing Soil Power—Naturally
Agronomist at Maysville Elevator

Shallon & Mark Payne – Kentucky Flood Report
Founders of Appalachian Homestead

Michael Kilpatrick – Four Seasons Profit:
Market Farming
President of The Farm on Central

Justin Rhodes – If I Can Homestead, You Can Too
Creator and Owner of Abundance Plus

Morning Sessions: June 22, 2023

David Stelzer – 50 Years Of Organic—
Founder and CEO of Azure Standard

Justin Rhodes – Growing Food For Health And
Creator and Owner of Abundance Plus

Cyndi Ball – The Benefits Of Authentic Community
Founder & President of Ladies Homestead Gathering

Sarah – Canning: It Does Not Have To Be Difficult
@Sarah Plain & Tall from TikTok – Creator of

Joel Salatin – Home-Based Abundance
Owner of Polyface Farms

John Miller – Summing It Up
Owner of Superb Industries & Superb Sealing Solutions



Timbercrest is a natural environment of wide open meadows, campgrounds, and woodlands, just outside the
village of Walnut Creek, smack dab in Amish Country, Holmes County, Ohio.

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