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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.

Five Coronavirus Trends That Could Change Society for Good

Five Coronavirus Trends That Could Change Society for Good

The coronavirus is rapidly changing the way we live. New trends are already beginning to develop… and they could change society permanently.


The Discomfort of Freedom

The Discomfort of Freedom

Unconventional folks often butt heads with mainstream thinkers. But embracing our differences is the only way to maintain our freedom.


Human Rights Don’t Come With a Price Tag

Human Rights Don’t Come With a Price Tag

We hear a lot about basic human rights these days. But how do we define true human rights in an entitled culture?


A Perfect – and Dangerous – Example of Outdated and Lazy Science

A Perfect – and Dangerous – Example of Outdated and Lazy Science

Many conservatives and libertarian-minded folks follow Dennis Prager and his popular PragerU videos. But he’s a poster boy for environmental devastation.


The Devastating Loss of a Truly Free Market

The Devastating Loss of a Truly Free Market

Once upon a time, we had a truly free market experience at the Curb Market. It helped farmers and city dwellers alike. But that kind of freedom has been outlawed.


Why You Need to Stay Connected to the Soil

Why You Need to Stay Connected to the Soil

The further a person is removed from farming and the production of food, the less they understand about life.


Food Entrepreneurs Go Rogue and Get Around the Government

Food Entrepreneurs Go Rogue and Get Around the Government

The government doesn’t much like unregulated food. But at the Rogue Food Conference, farmers and other food rebels showed there’s a way to fight back.


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A Profound Truth About What It Means to Exercise

We tend to think about nutrition in terms of food. But what about how we move?


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No Nation Is Wealthier Than What It Stands On

Deprive any nation of this one crucial element, and it collapses as surely as night follows day.


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These Numbers Could Doom America

How can a society make good decisions when its entire economic system lies?