Farmer-Philosopher Speaker Next Thursday at VT

Fred Kirschenmann of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

“Cultivating an Ecological Conscience”

An evening with Fred Kirschenmann, Farmer-Philosopher and fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture is at 7pm, March 24th 2011, in Fralin Auditorium at Virginia Tech.

Per Matt Benson, Agricultural Extension–

“Fred Kirshenmann is a world-renowned leader in sustainable

agriculture who combines his experience as an organic farmer

with an education in philosophy to offer a unique view of

agriculture. Kirschenmann is the Distinguished Fellow for the

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State

University and President of Stone Barns Center for Food and

Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York. He travels extensively

nationally and abroad discussing the importance of maintaining

soil health, developing small- and medium-sized farms, and

incorporating biodynamic techniques into farms.”

For questions, contact mcbenson@vt.edu.

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