Promoting Heritage Livestock Breeds


On March 15, 2020, it will be one year since the release of Saving the Guinea Hogs: The Recovery of an American Homestead Hog eBook release. In celebration, I have reduced the price of the eBook to $2.99 from now until the end of March. The regular price is $9.99, but it has been listed at $5.99 for a while now. Be sure to take advantage of this if the eBook appeals to you and you like to save money! I will have more savings on softcover and hardcover editions in the future.

On Saturday, February 8, I moderated a panel discussion on heritage breeds at Georgia Organic’s statewide conference in Athens, Georgia with livestock conservators Cynthia Alby, Daniella Adams, and Beth Warner. We experienced an awesome weekend full of farm tours, networking, farm-fresh food, honoring award winners, Alice Waters and other fantastic keynotes, an Expo, learning sessions, book-signings, and the Farmers’ Feast!

The book table carried my book and I signed several hard and soft cover copies. To add to the excitement, we had our first snow of 2020 right in the middle of our presentation!

Signing a book for Laura Jensen, a Meishan Pig breeder.

I’m continuing to spread the word about Guinea Hogs and other heritage breeds at every turn. If you are a member of The Livestock Conservancy, you can order their new brochures to pass out at events. We distributed quite a few this weekend.

I’ve generated a bit more attention in that sphere since October using written and digital media outlets. These include “Author! Author! Boomer Writers Abound;” Boom Athens Magazine Fall, 2019 (October-December), the cover story; Payne and the Pigs, by Porter Mitchell, The Dirt, Georgia Organics, January 28, 2020; and Class Notes: Saving the Guinea Hogs, page 38, Georgia Magazine: The Magazine of the University of Georgia Winter 2019 edition.

I’m getting prepped for my next book, so stay tuned!


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