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You're invited to enjoy dinner and a great lecture at Acton University 2015!

Join us from 6pm to 8:30 on June 16, 17, 18, and 19 at the DeVos Place for four outstanding speakers. Choose one or choose all four--the choice is yours! If you've ever wanted to experience Acton University, but didn't have the time or resources, this is a perfect option. 

June 16 - Dr. Samuel Gregg
June 17 - Dr. Greg Thornbury
June 18 - Joel Salatin
June 19 - Rev. Robert Sirico 

Thursday, June 18 - Joel Salatin
Dinner - 6:00-7:00pm 
Lecture - 7:00-8:30pm

Dinner for this night will include salad, assorted breads, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, 7 oz bistro beef steak, and a dessert. 


Joel Salatin is a full-time, third generation alternative farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. A wordsmith, he describes his occupation as “mob-stocking herbivorous solar conversion lignified carbon sequestration fertilization.” His humorous and conviction-based speeches are akin to theatrical performances, often receiving standing ovations. The family’s farm, Polyface Inc. (“The Farm of Many Faces”) has been featured in Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic, Gourmet, and countless other radio, television and print media. He holds a B.A. degree in English and writes extensively in magazines such as Stockman Grass Farmer, Acres USA, and Foodshed, where he passionately defends small farms, local food systems, and the right to opt out of the conventional food paradigm. He has authored eight books, four of them how-to types, such as: You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farming Enterprise and Family Friendly Farming: A Multi-Generational Home-Based Business Testament. Four generations of his family currently live and work on the farm.

For more on Joel Salatin visit Chartwell Speakers Bureau.

Dr. Samuel Gregg

What is Acton University? A unique, four-day exploration of the intellectual foundations of a free society. Guided by a distinguished, international faculty, Acton University is an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and integrate philosophy, Christian theology and sound economics.

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