ALL ABOUT LOCAL – FOODS AND SOIL: In this issue you’ll learn about a plan a year in the making to transition the Leopold Center’s long-time local foods program to ISU Extension and Outreach. Rick Cruse shares what he’s learned about the cost of erosion at the field level – lost revenue from lower crop yields due to thinning of the topsoil. Director Mark Rasmussen laments the impacts of technology, regulations and demands on farmers while Distinguished Fellow Fred Kirschenmann offers a refreshing definition of sustainability-as-flourishing.
OTHER FEATURES: Opportunities in slow money, an update on organic research, the ladies behind the Shivvers Lecture, a new Leopold Center Advisory Board member and lots of other news in this issue.
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