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.

What American Resiliency Looks Like

COVID-19 is revealing just how fragile our food system really is. But it’s entirely possible for us to do better.

The Real Danger for Farmers Isn’t the Coronavirus

Farmers have had to adapt to survive the current crisis. But their troubles are far more serious than just overcoming a pandemic that will eventually fade.

Local Food Rises to the Occasion

As panicked shoppers empty grocery store shelves day after day, week after week… there’s good news coming out of this crisis.

The Only Way to Withstand Crisis

If this pandemic showed us only one thing, it is how fragile most folks live. Here’s how to keep your head while everyone else is losing theirs.

Coercion Is Not Freedom

It’s one thing for a society, and even politicians, to strongly suggest an action or encourage societal behavior in a certain direction. But making it a law is another…

Five Coronavirus Trends That Could Change Society for Good

The coronavirus is rapidly changing the way we live. New trends are already beginning to develop… and they could change society permanently.

The Discomfort of Freedom

Unconventional folks often butt heads with mainstream thinkers. But embracing our differences is the only way to maintain our freedom.

Human Rights Don’t Come With a Price Tag

We hear a lot about basic human rights these days. But how do we define true human rights in an entitled culture?

A Perfect – and Dangerous – Example of Outdated and Lazy Science

Many conservatives and libertarian-minded folks follow Dennis Prager and his popular PragerU videos. But he’s a poster boy for environmental devastation.

The Devastating Loss of a Truly Free Market

Once upon a time, we had a truly free market experience at the Curb Market. It helped farmers and city dwellers alike. But that kind of freedom has been outlawed.