Joel Salatin | The Sun Magazine

Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin describes himself as a “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer.” Salatin is a third-generation farmer, prolific author, and charismatic speaker who has been preaching his unique brand of agrarian gospel for more than two decades. After graduating from Bob Jones University, where he majored in English, he worked at the local newspaper as a feature writer. At the age of twenty-five he returned to farming full time on the family property, which he later named Polyface Farm. Salatin is the author of many books including Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal, The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer, and most recently, Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World.

— From October 2012
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