More and more things in our lives are out of our control. The tension of our time makes us yearn for personal resilience. With uncertainty about the future, homesteading and farmsteading can provide the independence, self-reliance, and security we all desire.

Many of us are realizing that rather than pumping more money into a 401k, or Roth IRA, or buying gold, what we really need to be doing is leveraging our equity into skill, know-how, and relationships.

The goal is to reduce our vulnerabilities and embrace a very positive can-do ability to survive and thrive even if the stock market crashes, even if hyperinflation kicks in, regardless of who’s in the White House or who’s in Congress.

Purchase Foundations of Farming and Homesteading today and you'll get access to ALL of our current courses, plus any courses we release in the future. Currently, this includes 6 courses and 26 total hours of video instruction from Joel Salatin!

Introducing Foundations of Farming and Homesteading

For the first time ever, Joel Salatin’s 60+ years of farming knowledge and experience has been condensed into a video course just for you to be successful in your own farmstead or homestead venture.

If you’ve ever dreamed about a homestead or about self-reliance, we want to make that dream a reality.

Foundations of Farming and Homesteading includes:

  • 17 video sessions
  • 4 hours of video
  • Downloadable PDF transcripts for each video lesson
  • Homework PDFs for each lesson that guide you through the essential steps
  • Expert insight from an award-winning farmer

The course will help you to avoid costly mistakes and move you to a profitable farm enterprise.

Through the information provided in the course, you'll be able to gain self-reliance in your:

  • Food
  • Energy
  • Housing
  • Health
  • Finances
Joel Salatin

About Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin calls himself a Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer.

Others who like him call him the most famous farmer in the world, the high priest of the pasture, and the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson. Those who don’t like him call him a bio-terrorist, Typhoid Mary, charlatan, and starvation advocate.

With a room full of debate trophies from high school and college days, 12 published books, and a thriving multi-generational family farm, he draws on a lifetime of food, farming and fantasy to entertain and inspire audiences around the world. He’s as comfortable moving cows in a pasture as addressing CEOs in a Wall Street business conference.

On his family farm in the Shenandoah Valley, Polyface Farms, Joel produces meat he describes as "beyond organic", which are raised using what the farm describes as environmentally responsible, ecologically beneficial, sustainable agriculture.

Joel has been featured in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Omnivore’s Dilemma, Food Inc. and many others.

"He's not going back to the old model. There's nothing in county extension or old-fashioned ag science that really informs him. He is just looking totally afresh at how to maximize production in an integrated system on a holistic farm. He's just totally innovative."

- Author Jo Robinson

6x the Value!

When you enroll in Foundations of Farming and Homesteading, you'll also get access to ALL of our other courses (details below). That's 6 times the content that was originally included!

Pastured Broilers

In the Pastured Broilers course, Joel Salatin teaches a practical, realistic model for starting your farming enterprise with very little capital and on small acreage. The course includes 20 lessons and 5 hours of video instruction.

Pastured Broilers
Pastured Pigs

Pastured Pigs

In the Pastured Pigs course, Joel teaches an unconventional but effective method of producing pastured pork. It's ideal for turning unused marginal farmland into something productive and highly profitable. The course includes 17 lessons and more than 3 hours of instruct

Pastured Laying Hens

In the Pastured Laying Hens course, Joel teaches an effective method for generated daily cash flow through egg production. This model is practical for farms of all sizes. The course includes 25 lessons and 5 hours of video instruction.

Pastured Broilers
Pastured Pigs

Carbonaceous Diaper

In the Carbonaceous Diaper course, Joel teaches the methods used at Polyface Farm to provide safe, comfortable winter housing for animals, while also produces highly-effective fertilizer. Learn how to use winter months as a catalyst for summer productivity.

Cattle Grazing Management

In the Cattle Grazing Management course, Joel teaches the process of managing your cattle grazing for maximum benefit. This system works whether you have 2 cows or 2,000 cows. The course includes 24 lessons and 5 hours of video instruction.

Cattle Grazing Management

What would you invest to learn how to make a nice, credible living from a small farm?

"All my life, I’ve made $10,000 mistakes. Those were big hits and I don’t want you to have to repeat my mistakes. I’m excited to bring you this course that drills down into the philosophies and the practices that will make you successful in your own homesteading/farmsteading venture.

"In this course, we look at the essential elements of success. These things will keep your homestead venture from becoming a drain and let you enjoy that journey in full encouragement, inspiration, and continuing excitement day-to-day even into years 10, 20, and 30. That’s the legacy that we want to leave and that’s what we cover in Farm Like a Lunatic."

- Joel Salatin

Join us on this journey of discovery, inspiration, challenge, and joy, and let us together be successful as we heal our land, heal our families, and heal our communities.

Whether you’re looking to get started with homesteading or farmsteading or whether you’re already doing it, Farm Like a Lunatic is for you. We cover topics like planning, designing the landscape for efficient functionality, avoiding common and costly mistakes, developing mobility, and creating profitability.

Free Preview

Watch 3 bonus videos for free to get a feel for the content included in Foundations of Farming and Homesteading.

What Others Are Saying:

"In all my years of homesteading, I have never seen anything like Joel Salatin’s Farm Like a Lunatic series!

"From conferences, to YouTube videos, to magazine articles, there are many resources out there to learn various aspects of homesteading, but most fail to address the more serious and less-talked-about issues of homesteading. Yet Joel tackles these common issues in this series. He covers topics like: how to manage finances, interpersonal relationships, increasing farm profitability, how to design a landscape, and so much more.  

"I only wish that this series was available when I first started homesteading. Foundations in Farming and Homesteading can save you thousands of dollars, as well as can save you a countless amount of time and energy."

- Mike Dickson (The Fit Farmer)

Mike the Fit Farmer
John Chester

"Since we started Apricot Lane Farms a decade ago, Joel Salatin’s innovative and inspiring philosophy has deeply influenced the way we see our own farm. From soil building and grazing strategies to modeling how to sell your product, he’s a “nose to tail” farming system resource.

His new online course “Farm Like A Lunatic” is a treasure trove of practical knowledge for aspiring farmers. He’s especially good for those interested in understanding unique methods of farming that regenerate both the land of the farm and the spirit of the farmer.

I wish a course like this existed when we started Apricot Lane Farms. Anyone who has a fantasy to farm but isn’t quite sure which steps to take to make it to reality should consider this course."

- John Chester, creator of The Biggest Little Farm

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