Published Jan 31, 2014
Conference Keynote Address video
By Drake Larsen
Video of the keynote address from the 2014 PFI annual conference – delivered Friday January 24th – is now up online:
About the keynote: Ricardo Salvador works with citizens, scientists, economists and politicians to transition our current food system into one that grows healthy foods while employing sustainable practices. Iowa’s people and land are assets that can be used wisely to build a better future. There is an abundance of learning from the first century of “modern agriculture” to inform the best approaches to this most American of tasks. The keys: understanding that agriculture is about more than farming and business; understanding clearly the human prospects on planet Earth.
Also that night, Helen Gunderson was awarded the Landowner Appreciation Award. In lieu of an acceptance speech, Helen created this touching video tribute to Practical Farmers: http://youtu.be/bzIU5uQaRDs