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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 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.


My Favorite Books

My Favorite Books

These are the four books that were most instrumental in shaping Joel’s thinking.


Security in an Uncertain World

Security in an Uncertain World

Food production in the U.S. is under siege. Securing food is something many Americans are thinking about for the first time. Joel lays out the path forward.


Don’t Give In to This Temptation

Don’t Give In to This Temptation

If we never consider the other side – or differing opinions – we have much to lose. In life… and in wealth building.


Let Hunger Drive You

Let Hunger Drive You

We’ve become a nation that never goes hungry. And that’s not good. Being hungry comes with all kinds of benefits, as Joel explains…


The Difference Between Reality and Truth

The Difference Between Reality and Truth

Is it worse to be exploited and know it… or to be exploited and not know it?


The Cure Is Far Worse Than the Disease With This Gov’t Program

The Cure Is Far Worse Than the Disease With This Gov’t Program

Workers’ comp no doubt started with good intentions… but Joel Salatin shows how it has evolved into a grand extortion scheme.


What’s Really to Blame for Rising Prices

What’s Really to Blame for Rising Prices

Too many folks are pointing their fingers in the wrong direction when it comes to rising prices and supply chain issues. Pay attention and the problem becomes clear.