Where is Industrial Agriculture Taking Rural Iowa?

  • John Ikerd


I care about rural communities. I have spent my entire life living and working with farmers and others in rural communities. I grew up on a small dairy farm in southwest Missouri. I was fortunate enough to attend the University of Missouri where I received my BS, MS, and PhD degrees in agricultural economics. I spent 30 years as an extension agricultural economist on the faculties of four different Land Grant Universities.

Author Biography

John Ikerd
John Ikerd is Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri - Columbia. He was raised on a small dairy farm and received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Missouri. He worked in private industry for a time and spent thirty years in various professorial positions at four different state universities before retiring in early 2000. Since retiring, he spends most of his time writing and speaking on issues related to sustainability.
How to Cite
IKERD, John. Where is Industrial Agriculture Taking Rural Iowa?. ROOTSTALK | A Prairie Journal of Culture, Science and the Arts, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 23-30, may 2015. Available at: <https://ojs.grinnell.edu/index.php/prairiejournal/article/view/266>. Date accessed: 20 sep. 2017.