From Soil to Sustainability
Frederick L. Kirschenmann shares an ap- pointment as Distinguished Fellow for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agricul- ture at Iowa State University and as Pres- ident of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York. He served as the Leopold Centers sec- ond director from July 2000 to November 2005 and has been recognized widely for his work. He also continues to manage his familys 1,800-acre certified organic farm in south central North Dakota, where he developed a diverse crop rotation that has enabled him to farm productively without synthetic inputs (fertilizers or pesticides) while simultaneously improving the health of the soil. His farm has been featured in numerous publications including National Geographic, Business Week, Audubon, the LA Times and Gourmet magazine.