Joel Salatin, who labels himself a “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer,” is both revered and criticized in the agricultural community. With a rich history from winning debates to authoring 15 books and running a successful family farm, Salatin is as much a charismatic communicator as he is a farmer. He manages Virginia’s Polyface Farm, highlighted in the “Omnivore’s Dilemma” and “Food Inc.” documentary, supplying numerous families and businesses with sustainable products. Alongside farming, he contributes to several publications and co-hosts the “BEYOND LABELS” podcast. Known for his practical insights and commitment to sustainable farming, Salatin champions small farms and local food systems, a legacy that four generations of his family continue on Polyface Farm.