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.
"Soil: From Dirt to Lifeline" - Honest and rational discussion of where we are, how we got there, and some of what we can and are doing about it... by a farmer who has evolved in his thinking on soil, like most of us have... Monte Hines
Oral History Interview Series. This is a specific question of interest that Dick Thompson answered in his interview with Jane Gates. Interview by Jane Gates and produced by Jayne MacLean, February 1991.
Presents how Dick Thompson became a proponent of organic sustainable agriculture, how he teaches other farmers and how he uses his own farm to practice and test the organic methods which he teaches.
Series: Alternative Farming Systems Information Center Oral History Interview Series
Interview was conducted February 13, 1991. 60:00 mins.
AGRICOLA Record: http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&CNT=1&CMD=CAT91951562