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A New Vision for Iowa Food and Agriculture Paperback – July 4, 2010
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Dr. Thicke puts a lifetime of hands-on farming experience, a Ph.D. in Soil Science and four years at the USDA to good use in "A New Vision for Iowa Food and Agriculture," explaining the difference between industrial agriculture and ecological agriculture. He shows how sustainable farming, on-farm energy solutions and local and regional food systems can restore family farmers and family farming to their rightful place in our food production systems and in our state and national food and farm policies.
Dr. Thicke points out that we already have many innovative working farms and farmers that demonstrate how food and livestock production can increase diversity and resilience on the land, protect and rebuild our natural resource base, make a farm more energy self-sufficient, produce food for local communities and rebuild our rural communities. "A New Vision for Iowa Food and Agriculture" lays out Dr. Thicke's vision for putting this approach to agriculture at center stage in government policy and in our state and national conversation about the future of food and farming.
In his foreward to "A New Vision for Iowa Food and Agriculture," Dr. Frederick Kirschenmann (Distinguished Fellow, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture) writes, "We have the opportunity in the decades ahead to design an agriculture that can be more economically, socially and ecologically resilient. That is the future to which Francis has dedicated himself--and so should we."