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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.

A Unique Partnership That Can Yield Profitable Results

A Unique Partnership That Can Yield Profitable Results

We have a rare opportunity to capitalize on time, wisdom and energy to build wealth.


Why Most Green Energy Solutions Are B.S.

Why Most Green Energy Solutions Are B.S.

Green energy solutions do not exist solely on their own. They all include all sorts of costs that aren’t taken into account.


Fighting for the Right to Grow a Business

Fighting for the Right to Grow a Business

When you’re running a business, it’s crucial to be able to define your business… what it can and cannot do and what’s worth fighting for.


Why Does Healthy Food Cost More? Ask the IRS

Why Does Healthy Food Cost More? Ask the IRS

There are lots of ways the gov’t gets in the way of running a profitable business…


Why the Gov’t Wants More Farmers

Why the Gov’t Wants More Farmers

Joel Salatin and the new secretary of agriculture agree on one thing… for very different reasons.


Why You Should Always Be Thankful for Your Failures

Why You Should Always Be Thankful for Your Failures

We might not know it at the time, but bouncing off failure can bring us to a place of deep gratitude… and success. Here’s proof.


10 Easy Ways to Switch On Better Health

10 Easy Ways to Switch On Better Health

Try these 10 farmer-approved things to steer your overall health in a positive direction in 2021.


Why We Need More Diverse Thinkers

Why We Need More Diverse Thinkers

If everyone thinks the same, ideas and innovation are lost. So what’s wrong with having more ideas on the table?


Planning for an Unstable Future

Planning for an Unstable Future

We are at an inflection point that will shape our society for a long time.


Why It Pays to Believe in the Unorthodox

Why It Pays to Believe in the Unorthodox

Believing in the unorthodox means seeing and doing what others do not. And that has made all the difference…