Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture


About the Leopold Center
Check this page for a snapshot of the Center, its history, and an overview of programs. Other pages offer answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Leopold Center and an explanation of how the Center is funded.

On this page, meet the people who work at the Leopold Center on the Iowa State University campus.

Advisory board
A 17-member board advises the director on funding of research proposals, policies and procedures, budget development and program review. Learn more about current members, and how to reach them on this page.

What is sustainable agriculture?
"Sustainable" means many things to many people. The law that created the Center defines a sustainable agriculture as one that maintains "economic and social viability while preserving the high productivity and quality of Iowa's land."

More about Aldo Leopold
Check this page for more on the Center's namesake, Iowa native Aldo Leopold (1887-1948). It includes a list of his writings, links to other web sites and an overview of his life as an internationally known conservationist, ecologist and educator.