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What: Explore tools to strengthen the organic grains industry at this conference and trade show
When: Feb 1, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5 PM; Trade show opens at 8:15am
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign, IL
- Full-day [includes lunch and exhibit hall]: $35 through January 21; $45 after that
- Keynote-only (1pm-3pm): $20
Dr. John Ikerd - "Agroecology: Science, Social Movement, or Farm Management?"
John was raised on a small dairy farm in southwest Missouri and received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri. He worked in private industry for a time and spent thirty years in various professorial positions at North Carolina State University, Oklahoma State University, University of Georgia, and the University of Missouri before retiring in early 2000. Since retiring, he spends most of his time writing and speaking on issues related to sustainability with an emphasis on economics and agriculture. He currently resides in Fairfield, IA with his wife, Ellen, two dogs, and two cats. Ikerd is author of Essentials of Economic Sustainability, Sustainable Capitalism, A Return to Common Sense, Small Farms are Real Farms, Crisis and Opportunity: Sustainability in American Agriculture, and A Revolution of the Middle. More complete background information and a wide selection of writings are available at http://www.johnikerd.com/.
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