The Kirschenmann Lecture

Join us for the third annual Kirschenmann Lecture!

Ricardo Salvador | Gambling Humanity's Future: War, Cheating and Agriculture 

7:00 pm
TheHayloft at Stone Barns Center

Adult: $20
Member Adult: $18*

Wine by the glass will be available for purchase. 

Ricardo Salvador is the senior scientist and director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit science advocacy organization. He is internationally recognized and respected for his dedication to advocating and working for a food system that is healthier and more just. Prior to joining UCS, Salvador was a program officer for food, health and wellbeing at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. His background in agriculture and food systems is both broad and deep; he has worked as an associate professor of agronomy at Iowa State University, where he collaborated with students to help establish a student-run organic farm, and with other faculty members to develop the first sustainable agriculture graduate program in the U.S., which he chaired; and he also worked as an extension agent with Texas A&M University. Dr. Salvador earned his undergraduate degree in agricultural science from New Mexico State University. He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in crop production and physiology from Iowa State University. 

The Kirschenmann Lecture was launched in 2015 in honor of organic farming pioneer and agroecological leader Fred Kirschenmann, Stone Barns Center’s Board president. The annual lecture is designed to explore many of the topics that Fred is most passionate about, including resource depletion, the principle of shared value, the land ethic and fostering resilient agriculture. 

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Previous Lectures

Read our Q&A with 2016 guest speaker Dr. Daphne Miller, a practicing family physician, author and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco. Her writings and profiles can be found in many publications including the Washington Post, the New York Times and Harvard Medicine magazine. She is an internationally recognized speaker in the emerging field of health ecology and the author of Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up (Harper Collins 2013), among other books.

Wendell Berry,
the poet, writer, activist and Fred’s long-time friend, was the first guest speaker in June 2015. Watch his lecture here: