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Joel Salatin
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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 weekly column for Manward Financial 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 Gov’t Doesn’t Like This Fix for Food Shortages

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

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

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

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

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

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

America’s Sad State of Affairs

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


The Surprising Antidote to Big Gov’t

The Surprising Antidote to Big Gov’t

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


Create the Ultimate Exit Strategy With These Four Questions

Create the Ultimate Exit Strategy With These Four Questions

Necessity is the mother of invention. And unusual times create unusual opportunities. Here’s how to bet on yourself.


The Big Problem With Dietary Guidelines

The Big Problem With Dietary Guidelines

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans put every kitchen and food program that received a dollar of federal money under the power of a menu compliance program. Unsurprisingly, there’s a big problem.