Joel Salatin is a full-time family farmer. And that’s where the stereotype stops. This self-described “environmentalist, capitalist, lunatic farmer” runs Polyface Farms, a successful family endeavor in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. His approach to food and the land is decidedly controversial in some circles. But his principles related to food choice, entrepreneurship and government regulations are right up our alley. In his charismatic, intelligent and humorous fashion, Salatin will describe how he beat the odds to create a “highly marketable product surrounded by a warm, fuzzy story.” Another outcome that’s right up our alley.