Those who’ve read Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan or watched the documentary movie Food Inc. may be familiar with Joel Salatin. For the uninitiated, he’s a farmer, author, and public speaker. From the three generation family farm in Swoope, Virginia he’s been fighting, writing, and lecturing on the challenges and shortcomings of industrial agriculture and the politics surrounding it since before doing so was en vogue. Last year I had the pleasure of speaking with him after a talk he gave in Portland and found him to be down to earth and genuine despite his rise in popularity.

TED presentations are brief, usually less than 20 minutes but the conciseness of the talk makes it easily digestible.  Enjoy the Joelisms!