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VIDEOS

One of our favorite ways to plant seeds here at the farm is through visual storytelling... Better known as videos and films.

 Whether we are capturing informative talks at one of our festivals or conferences, bringing you along as we do chores on the farm, or sharing an intimate story of learning, hardships, celebrations, or faith that we are experiencing. We believe there is power in the seeds that are sown in the hearts of the viewer.

2023 Homestead Festival Speaker Talks

At the 2023 Homestead Festival, we set up 3 cameras at each tent and captured the speaker talks.

Teddy Gentry: Cows, Efficiency, & Adaptability (2023)
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The Homestead Festival
Teddy Gentry: Cows, Efficiency, & Adaptability (2023)
Teddy Gentry shares his story about getting into the cattle business and how he developed the South Poll cattle breed to thrive in the hot and humid summers of Fort Payne, Alabama on the fescue pastures of what was his grandpa's farm. This talk was filmed live at the 2023 Homestead Festival. (Day 1 / Main Stage) Get passes to this year's Homestead Festival at https://thehomesteadfestival.com/ About Teddy Gentry: Teddy Gentry, bass player for the county music group @TheAlabamaBand, was born and raised on Lookout Mountain in Fort Payne, Alabama. He, and his wife, Linda, have two children, five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. After receiving his first check from RCA records in 1980 for $61,000, he purchased 60 acres from his grandfather, which he called Bent Tree Farms. Teddy started the South Poll breed in 1989 when he got the idea to genetically combine the best traits of four maternal Bos Taurus breeds to form a more heat tolerant animal that would work for his cattle operation. The South Poll is a four way cross of Hereford, Red Angus, Senepol, and Barzona. He wanted an animal with a gentle disposition and would produce tender beef on grass. Bent Tree Farms is the home of the South Poll. Our cattle are always grass fed and naturally pasture raised. Learn more at https://southpoll.com/members/profile/teddy.gentry @southpollgrasscattleassoci1820
Temple Grandin: Autism & Animals (2023)
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The Homestead Festival
Temple Grandin: Autism & Animals (2023)
World-renowned scientist, academic, and animal behaviorist, Dr. Temple Grandin, spoke about the link between the autistic brain and animal behavior to help homesteaders better take care of their animals. This talk was filmed live at the 2023 Homestead Festival. (Day 1 / Main Stage) * With every ticket purchase for the 2024 Homestead Festival, you'll get access to watch all the speakers and talks in all the different tents as soon as they come available. Get your tickets today at https://thehomesteadfestival.com/ ------------------- About Temple Grandin: Dr. Grandin did not talk until she was three and a half years old. She was fortunate to get early speech therapy. Her teachers also taught her how to wait and take turns when playing board games. She was mainstreamed into a normal kindergarten at age five. Oliver Sacks wrote in the forward of Thinking in Pictures that her first book Emergence: Labeled Autistic was “unprecedented because there had never before been an inside narrative of autism.” Dr. Sacks profiled Dr. Grandin in his best selling book Anthropologist on Mars. Dr. Grandin became a prominent author and speaker on both autism and animal behavior. Today she is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She also has a successful career consulting on both livestock handling equipment design and animal welfare. She has been featured on NPR (National Public Radio) and a BBC Special – "The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow". She has also appeared on National TV shows such as Larry King Live, 20/20, Sixty Minutes, Fox and Friends, and she has a 2010 TED talk. Articles about Dr. Grandin have appeared in Time Magazine, New York Times, Discover Magazine, Forbes and USA Today. HBO made an Emmy Award winning movie about her life and she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016. Learn more at https://www.templegrandin.com/
Dr. Temple Grandin & Joel Salatin: Q & A (2023)
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The Homestead Festival
Dr. Temple Grandin & Joel Salatin: Q & A (2023)
Dr. Temple Grandin sat down with Joel Salatin for a question and answer session on a range of topics from animals to autism. This session was filmed at the 2023 Homestead Festival. (Day 2 / Main Stage) Get passes to this year's Homestead Festival at https://thehomesteadfestival.com/ About Temple Grandin: Dr. Grandin did not talk until she was three and a half years old. She was fortunate to get early speech therapy. Her teachers also taught her how to wait and take turns when playing board games. She was mainstreamed into a normal kindergarten at age five. Oliver Sacks wrote in the forward of Thinking in Pictures that her first book Emergence: Labeled Autistic was “unprecedented because there had never before been an inside narrative of autism.” Dr. Sacks profiled Dr. Grandin in his best selling book Anthropologist on Mars. Dr. Grandin became a prominent author and speaker on both autism and animal behavior. Today she is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She also has a successful career consulting on both livestock handling equipment design and animal welfare. She has been featured on NPR (National Public Radio) and a BBC Special – "The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow". She has also appeared on National TV shows such as Larry King Live, 20/20, Sixty Minutes, Fox and Friends, and she has a 2010 TED talk. Articles about Dr. Grandin have appeared in Time Magazine, New York Times, Discover Magazine, Forbes and USA Today. HBO made an Emmy Award winning movie about her life and she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016. Learn more at https://www.templegrandin.com/ About Joel Salatin: Joel Salatin is the owner and operator at Polyface Farm, where he employs innovative methods such as rotational grazing, polyculture, and composting to promote soil health and animal welfare. His holistic approach to farming is showcased in works like "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan, where Salatin's practices serve as an exemplar of sustainable agriculture. Known for his advocacy of local and direct-to-consumer food systems, Salatin has become an influential voice in the movement toward regenerative farming and ethical animal husbandry. Through his writings, public speaking engagements, and hands-on work at Polyface Farm, Joel Salatin has inspired a new generation of farmers and consumers to reconsider their relationship with food and agriculture, emphasizing ecological balance, community resilience, and ethical stewardship of the land. Learn more at https://polyfacefarms.com/
Justin Rhodes: Tips for Living the Rooted Life as a Family (2023)
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The Homestead Festival
Justin Rhodes: Tips for Living the Rooted Life as a Family (2023)
Author, speaker, and permaculture expert, Justin Rhodes, shares the skills and the delights of becoming a part of your own food story in this inspiring, accessible, and beautiful invitation to a more abundant, healthy, and connected life. This talk was filmed live at the 2023 Homestead Festival. (Day 2 / Main Stage) Get passes to this year's Homestead Festival at https://thehomesteadfestival.com/ About @theJustinRhodesShow Justin Rhodes is a permaculturalist homesteader who has inspired (and taught) thousands of people to grow their own food. After 10+ years of farming experience and countless hours of training, he creates daily “edutainment” on his wildly popular YouTube Channel, Justin Rhodes. Justin Rhodes is also the owner and creator of Abundance Plus, a network providing all original shows for homesteaders. It includes a streaming platform, A+ social media site, and marketplace to buy and sell. Learn more at https://abundantpermaculture.com/
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