The Kirschenmann Lecture

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture launched the Kirschenmann Lecture in 2015 in honor of trail-blazing sustainable farming leader Fred Kirschenmann, our Board president.

The annual lecture is dedicated to exploring ideas and issues important to the future of food and agriculture, and celebrates Fred's work and influence on sustainable agriculture. Learn more.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Maggie Nolin at or 914 366 6200 x133.

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*

Drop-in farm tours and Blue Hill Café and Grain Bar sandwiches, salads and wine by the glass will be available starting at 5pm. 

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. 

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: