Interview with Wes Jackson on 11/04/15 discussing contributions and involvement with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and its predicessor organizations.
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Sustainable Agriculture policy development
Brief Biographical Summary - Wes Jackson, co-founder and president emeritus of The Land Institute, holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kansas Wesleyan, Salina, a master’s degree in botany from the University of Kansas, and a doctorate in genetics from North Carolina State University. His writings include Nature as Measure and Consulting the Genius of the Place. New Roots for Agriculture outlines the basis for The Land Institute’s agricultural research. Life magazine named him as one of 18 individuals they predict will be among the 100 "important Americans of the 20th century." In 2005 Smithsonian included him as one of “35 Who Made a Difference.” Wes was a 1990 Pew Conservation Scholar and a 1992 MacArthur Fellow. He has been the recipient of several awards and honors including the Right Livelihood Award (2000), the University of Kansas Distinguished Service Award (2007), the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ Distinguished Alumni Award (2011). And the Garden Club of America Elizabeth Craig Weaver Proctor Medal (2012).
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Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA); St. Paul, Minnesota 2016