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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 Tragedy of Instability

Joel recently spent a week in Israel… and he’s never seen a more intimidating landscape. That’s the tragedy of instability.

Four Intriguing Questions About Libertarianism

Four questions Joel doesn’t have the answers for… and that’s okay.

Why We Need a Wild West in the Markets

As soon as the government stamps its approval on something with permits and licenses, the consumer gets lazy. Let there be a wild west of innovation instead.

Lawsuits Won’t Fix Soaring Egg Prices

Soaring egg prices have become the poster child for inflation. Joel Salatin explains the economics behind the spike…

The Real Reason This Commodity Soared 59% in 2022

The ag sector pushes for bigger, bigger, bigger. But this way of thinking eventually collides with nature’s balance sheet. And we’re paying for it.

Nature and the Markets Abide by This Rule

The market adjusts, adapts and adheres to changing information as surely as the sun rises in the morning. We just need to get out of the way.

Money in All the Wrong Places

No problem exists in our society because of a lack of money…

This Powerful Group Got It All Wrong… and We’re Paying for It

The best of intentions often take a wrong turn…

Free Market “Crimes”: If the Gov’t Isn’t Happy… No One Can Be Happy

When two consenting adults come to a voluntary agreement, there should be no reason to interfere. But as Joel explains… that’s never how things work.

In Big Brother We Trust

With each passing day, our society looks to government more and more as the arbiter of right and wrong. A recent court case is proof.