Joel Salatin's Archive

Joel Salatin
Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin calls himself a “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer.” Those who like him call him the most famous farmer in the world, the high priest of the pasture and the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson. Those who don’t like him call him a bioterrorist, Typhoid Mary, a charlatan and a starvation advocate.

With a room full of debate trophies from his high school and college days, 12 published books and a thriving multigenerational family farm, he draws on a lifetime of food, farming and fantasy to entertain and inspire audiences around the world. He’s as comfortable moving cows in a pasture as he is addressing CEOs in a Wall Street business conference.

In addition to penning an exclusive column for Manward Digest, Salatin is the editor of The Stockman Grass Farmer,  the granddaddy of catalysts for the grass farming movement. He also writes numerous guest articles for Acres U.S.A. and other publications.

A frequent guest on radio programs and podcasts targeting preppers, homesteaders and foodies, Salatin’s practical, can-do solutions and passionate soliloquies for sustainability offer everyone food for thought and plans for action.

The Two Things That Can Solve Our Biggest Problems

The easiest thing in the world is to assume we can just rock along with the way things are and all will be well. But that won’t solve anything.

Two “Crazy” Options to Protect Yourself From Disaster

How to protect what’s yours when everyone else is screaming, “The sky is falling!”

A Simple Plan for Figuring Out Your Next Move

Never have we as a culture been as free to go anywhere or be anywhere as we are right now…

High Tech Doesn’t Mean Highly Skilled

A high-tech world thrives on cookie-cutter recipes and standard operating procedure. It’s also taken something critical from us.

The One Word That Sums Up Today’s Problems

Too often we attribute problems to evil or greed or any number of human vices. But perhaps we need to add this word to the list.

This Crisis Is a Distinctly American Tragedy

Sometimes we need a different perspective in order to better understand what we do and what we’ve done, especially in times of crisis.

The Ultimate Test of Liberty

None of us can live completely on our own. And how we share resources is the ultimate test of liberty.

Playing Big Gov’s Game to Defend Liberty

We bow… We appease… We go along. And then we don’t have freedom or America anymore.

What We Eat Is a Failure of Economics

It’s the best marketing strategy imaginable. Keep ’em craving. And it’s why Americans aren’t satisfied.

The Problem With Libertarians

While speaking at the Libertarian National Convention, Joel stirred things up with his ideas about personal freedom.