Family Farms in an Era of Global Uncertainty – John Ikerd

Family Farms in an Era of Global Uncertainty – John Ikerd

By the IFU

Sunday, February 24, 7 p.m., Sun Room, ISU Memorial Union, Ames
John Ikerd was raised on a small dairy farm in southwest Missouri and
received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in agricultural economics
from the University of Missouri. He worked in private industry for a
time and spent 30 years in various professorial positions at North
Carolina State University, Oklahoma State University, University of
Georgia, and University of Missouri before retiring in early 2000.
Since retiring, he has spent most of his time writing and speaking on
issues related to sustainability, with an emphasis on economics and
agriculture. Ikerd is the author of Sustainable Capitalism, A Return to Common Sense, Small Farms are Real Farms, and Crisis and Opportunity: Sustainability in American Agriculture.
The 2008 Shivvers Memorial Lecture is hosted by the Leopold Center for
Sustainable Agriculture, the ISU Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta Honorary
Society for Agriculture and the ISU Committee on Lectures (funded by

To read his work on a variety of topics from “The New
American Food Economy,” “Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and the
Future of Agriculture,” and “The Promise and Perils of Biofuels,” go to
Event flier is attached. Questions, contact Laura Miller at the Leopold Center, (515) 294-5272,

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