Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin is arguably the world’s most famous farmer, whose self-ascribed moniker of “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer” illustrates the extent to which Salatin’s farming, speaking, and writing attempts to overcome the ideological and partisan divisions that are often assumed in debates over food, ecology, and economy. Salatin’s family farm — Polyface Farm — is located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley where he practices a system of diligent and timely rotational grazing. In addition to his farming and active speaking schedule, Salatin is the author of nine books, including The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer and The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs: Nurturing and Caring for All God’s Creation.


Volume 137

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Guests on Volume 137: Gilbert Meilaender, on how adoption offers lessons concerning the relationship between nature and grace; James L. Nolan, on what the observations of four distinguished foreign visitors can teach Americans about themselves; Joel Salatin, on how honoring the pigness of pigs enables us to more fully recognize the Godness of God; Michael Di Fuccia, on Owen Barfield’s understanding of the imagination; Robin Leaver, on clarifying some misconceptions about Martin Luther’s commitment to congregational singing; and Michael Marissen, on how J. S. Bach’s music conveys theological meaning.