Working together to preserve American freedom.
- Sept. 21, 2021
-- The homesteading community has been sounding the alarm for years that American freedoms are not guaranteed. What some take for granted must be worked for, fought for, and protected. In 1840, 70 percent of the American workforce were farmers (BusinessInsider.com)
. Now that the model of American culture has shifted, farmers are pushed to the side, forced to comply with seemingly insurmountable regulations to survive. The unsung American heroes that understand the realities of preserving freedom are farmers such as Joel Salatin, the author of Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal
. He has endured trials and triumphs with farming in America, and it hasn't been easy. Recently turning down a million-dollar solar farm opportunity because it would compromise his honest farming methods, Salatin speaks from a place of wisdom and integrity.
Homesteaders are traveling across the country to hear Salatin speak with Justin Rhodes, Eustace Conway, and others at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Virginia on October 8–9 for the largest homesteaders conference in the country. The Homesteaders of America Conference (https://homesteadersofamerica.com/
) is a family-friendly event open to anyone. Whether you want to add a few chickens to your landscape or dream of living entirely off-grid, this conference is for you. "Homeschooling is also about preserving and protecting American freedoms," states Gena Suarez, publisher of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
), "The Old Schoolhouse®
is pleased to be a sponsor of the Homesteaders of America Conference, and we look forward to promoting both homeschooling and freedom by supporting this event."
Since Biden's recent announcement, emails and messages have been pouring in, asking if specific protocols will be enforced at the conference. The answer? It's your choice. You will not be required to answer questions concerning any medical decisions. The same people who believe you should be allowed to drink milk and eat meat from local farmers without government intervention believe that you should be able to attend an event using your discretion.About The Old Schoolhouse®
The Old Schoolhouse®
is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse®
, supports over 9,000 member families with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse®
is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.