Who is Joel Salatin?

NZ Life & Leisure - - Country Life -

Highly in­flu­en­tial 60-yearold Amer­i­can farmer, a pro­po­nent of hu­mane live­stock man­age­ment where an­i­mals live ac­cord­ing to their “ness” (e.g, a pig should be al­lowed to ex­press its “pig- ness”), the earth is used for sym­bio­sis, hap­pi­ness and health is para­mount.

Self- de­scribed “Chris­tian, lib­er­tar­ian, en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist and cap­i­tal­ist lu­natic famer”.

Lives at Poly­face Farm in Vir­ginia. Won’t sell his own pro­duce out­side a four- hour drive of his gate. poly­face­farms.com

The New York Times calls him “the high priest of the pas­ture”. Au­thor of nine books. Spends 100 days year speak­ing around the world.

Has vis­ited Man­garara Sta­tion on one of three trips to Aotearoa.

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