Joel Salatin is a disruptor, entrepreneur, revolutionary farmer, and one heck of a leader. His work through Polyface Inc. (“The Farm of Many Faces”) has been featured in SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, GOURMET and countless other radio, television and print media. Profiled on the Lives of the 21st Century series with Peter Jennings on ABC World News, his after-broadcast chat room fielded more hits than any other segment to date. It achieved iconic status as the grass farm featured in the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA by food writer guru Michael Pollan and the award-winning film documentary, FOOD INC.

Recently, I had a chance to visit the farm and was blown away by Joel’s perspective on innovation. “Disruption is critical for growth,” Joel said, as he explained his systematic approach for rotating his animals on the farm. Beyond farming, he talked about the importance of having difficult conversations and learning through disagreement.

As you can imagine, I had SO many questions! I joyful the moment I got an immediate response from Joel, agreeing to let me interview him for this podcast.

Not only will you learn a bit about farming and the industry in general, but you’ll walk away with tactical strategies for intentionally prompting innovation/growth in your career, on your team, and within your organization.


Joel, a special thank you for generously sharing your time and your stories with our listeners—your dedication to greatness is incredible, and I’m grateful to know you!

Here’s to Your Greatness,

Misti Burmeister

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