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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.

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.

The Crucial Factor in Our Decision Making

How we see the world determines how we make decisions… and they don’t always work out in our favor.

The Gov’t Doesn’t Like This Fix for Food Shortages

We don’t have a shortage of food. We have a shortage of freedom and imagination…

Walmart’s Plan to Save a Critical Part of the Market

The old system is fraying around the edges. Almost nobody trusts their suppliers. Walmart has found a solution…

The Inconvenient Truth About Green Investing

With environmental issues now all the investing rage, you can bet all sorts of schemes with dubious green benefits will be born. Joel reveals one such effort for what it really it.

Liberty Under Attack: The Next Prohibition Is Just a Vote Away

Righteous indignation sounds like a good thing, but it tends to create problems anytime the government gets involved.

Planning for a Rich Retirement

Joel is besieged daily by people concerned about water, food and money. It’s led him to ponder what the ideal retirement looks like

Big Business, Bad Behavior

After the latest Supreme Court rulings against Bayer, the company is desperate for a workaround. Enter the government…

America’s Sad State of Affairs

A trip to Mexico has Joel wondering what he really knows…

The Surprising Antidote to Big Gov’t

Joel Salatin looks at what’s driving the policy gap between rural and urban America.