Joel Salatin, 54, is a full-time farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. A third generation alternative farmer, he returned to the farm full-time in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his parents’ ideas.
The farm services more than 3,000 families, 10 retail outlets, and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs with salad bar beef, pastured poultry, eggmobile eggs, pigaerator pork, forage-based rabbits, pastured turkey and forestry products using relationship marketing.
He holds a BA degree in English and writes extensively in magazines such as STOCKMAN GRASS FARMER, ACRES USA, and AMERICAN AGRICULTURALIST.
Joel is a hightly sought-after conference speaker, he addresses a wide range of issues, from “creating the farm your children will want” to “making a white collar salary from a pleasant life in the country.” We are very fortunate to have him with us today on The Survival Podcast.
Join Joel and I Today as we Discuss…
- What are some of the biggest challenges to small producers today
- How can farmers transition from traditional agriculture to more natural production
- Thoughts on how homesteaders can adapt some of Joel’s techniques
- The value of sprouting – Ferris Wheel sprouter idea
- Thoughts on small livestock like poultry and rabbits
- Thoughts on ethical slaughter
- Grazing pork and poultry one behind the other
- How can homesteaders work to achieve greater self sufficiency
- What can we do to help small producers have more commercial success
Additional Resources for Today’s Show
- Members Support Brigade
- TSP Gear Shop
- Join Our Forum
- Ready Made Resources – (sponsor of the day)
- Sawtooth Tactical – (sponsor of the day)
- Polyface Farms
- Pastured Poultry Profits
- Salad Bar Beef
- You Can Farm
- Family Friendly Farming
- Holy Cows and Hog Heaven
- Everything I Want to do is Illegal
- The Sheer Ecstasy of being a Lunatic Farmer
- Folks, This Ain’t Normal