farmer gratitude summit

Feel Pride for the Food on the Thanksgiving Table

  • The discovery of Joel Salatin's work proved to be a life-changing encounter for me.

    Sandy Hathaway
    Sandy Hathaway

    Heritage House Ministries

  • I saw American Meat by Graham Meriwether. Can’t quite put into words the feelings leaving the theatre that day, but I was more excited than I've ever been.

    Michael Mardesen
    Michael Mardesen


  • The class with Brandon Sheard was pure heaven. It’s what I feel community is. Plus, the bread at lunch was amazing.



  • We're scared to death to try new things because we think we have to get it right the first time.

    Joel Salatin
    Joel Salatin

    Polyface Farms

  • Pigs like to be in herds or sounders. They need society. For them, separation is death. Not the gun, not me, not the knife, separation.

    Brandon Sheard
    Brandon Sheard

    Farmstead Meatsmith

  • Prioritizing is really important. Business has a million distractions. You need to stick to what matters most and not feed on the stressful things.

    George Siemon
    George Siemon

    Co-Founder of Organic Valley

  • The world is a mess. Let’s go home and make our own communities as good as we can make them.

    Mike Callicrate
    Mike Callicrate

    Ranch Direct Foods

  • Farming makes me a more connected person

    Kelly Carlisle
    Kelly Carlisle

    Acta Non Verba

  • Work ethic is important because unlike intelligence, athleticism, charisma or any other natural attribute, it's a choice.

    Mike Rowe
    Mike Rowe

    American Television Host, Narrator

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Featured talks

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Farmer Gratitude Summit- 

The week of Thanksgiving our nation comes together to share the one thing we all have in common- a love for food. Join us this week as we celebrate and listen to the people who put the food on our table. Farmers.

View the schedule

Saving Rural America

November 20, 2023, 10:00 PM

Will Harris Mike Callicrate Greg Gunthorp
Building Community- Large and Small

November 22, 2023, 08:00 PM

Lu Yoder George Siemon
Bringing Milk to Our Table

November 21, 2023, 05:00 PM

Tim Zweber Emily Zweber
Showing Gratitude on the Farm

November 22, 2023, 06:00 PM

Mickey Willenbring Kelly Carlisle

We are so blessed to be joined by amazing farmers and homesteaders from all across America!

Listen to Kelly Carlisle share the joy she creates at Acta Non Verba in Oakland, California. 

Learn how to harvest turkeys with gratitude from Brandon Sheard in Oklahoma. 

Hear George Siemon talk about how he grew Organic Valley from a small cohort of Wisconsin farmers to a thriving cooperative with more than 1,800 farmer-owners. 

Experience Joel Salatin as he shares his thoughts on how we can elevate farmers in American culture. 

Meet the speakers

What are you grateful for?

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