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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.

Food Safety Regulations Aren’t Really About Safety

Food Safety Regulations Aren’t Really About Safety

Most people assume food safety regulations are actually about safety. But in truth, there is much more going on…


Safety Is Subjective… and Takes Away Our Liberty

Safety Is Subjective… and Takes Away Our Liberty

Government regulations do not make us safer. They make us lazier.


food safety regulations

What Uber Can Teach Us About Food Safety

“Uberization” is a new word in the dictionary, and it illustrates a groundbreaking opportunity for freedom.


zoning laws

Liberty Knows No Fruit as Bitter as Zoning Laws

When zoning laws were introduced in the 1960s, millionaires and criminals were created seemingly overnight. And it gets worse every year…


gmo debate in the corn field

A Commonsense Solution to the Fight Over GMOs

In Joel Salatin’s debut essay, he turns our attention to the fight over GMOs and introduces a commonsense solution that should pacify both sides of the argument.