Frederick L. Kirschenmann

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Fred Kirschenmann "is the director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and president of Kirschenmann Family Farms, a 3,500-acre certified organic farm in Windsor, North Dakota. He is past-president of Farm Verified Organic and has served on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Standards Board." [1]

"Frederick L. Kirschenmann, a longtime leader in sustainable agriculture, shares an appointment as Distinguished Fellow for the Leopold Center for and as President of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. He also oversees management of his family's 3,500-acre certified organic and Biodynamic farm in North Dakota and is a professor in the ISU Department of Religion and Philosophy. Kirschenmann holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Chicago, and has written extensively about ethics and agriculture. He has held numerous appointments, including the National Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production operated by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and funded by Pew Charitable Trusts, and was a member of the first NOSB. He helped found Farm Verified Organic, Inc., an international agency which expanded to provide both ICS and FVO certification. His recent book, Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher follows his writing on farming, philosophy and sustainability. " [1]

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  1. Advisory Committee, Wind Farm Alliance, accessed December 2, 2008.
  2. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture Board, organizational web page, accessed December 2, 2014.
  3. Nature Institute People, organizational web page, accessed May 28, 2013.