Fred Kirschenmann has been involved in sustainable agriculture and food issues for most of his life. He currently serves as both a Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, and as President of the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York. He also still provides management over site of his family’s 2,600 acre organic farm in south central North Dakota. He was recently named as one of the first ten James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards which recognizes visionaries in creating more healthful, more sustainable, and safer food systems. He is the author of a book of essays which track the development of his thought over the past 30 years; Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays by a Farmer Philosopher, published by the University of Kentucky Press.
Fred Kirschenmann, of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, spoke at TEDxManhattan 2012 about soil, “from dirt to lifeline.” As he told us, he is continuing to work on the issue of soil health. What have been the most exciting developments in your work since TEDxManhattan? To me, the most exciting development is the great […]
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