Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin, 57, is the owner of Polyface Farms in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, which services more than 5,000 families, 10 retail outlets, and 50 restaurants. 

In addition to farming full-time, Joel is also a lecturer and author who has written 9 wildly popular books on various facets of grass farming. Joel and his farm have been featured on countless radio, television, and print media including Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic, Gourmet, and many others.