When: Thu., March 29, 7:30 p.m. 2012
Wes Jackson, president of The Land Institute, studied botany (M.A. University of Kansas, 1960) and genetics (Ph.D. North Carolina State University, 1967). He was a professor of biology at Kansas Wesleyan and later established the Environmental Studies Department at California State University, Sacramento, where he became a tenured full professor. He resigned that position in 1976 and returned to Kansas to found the The Land Institute.
His most recent work, Consulting the Genius of the Place: An Ecological Approach to a New Agriculture, was published by Counterpoint Press in 2010. The work of The Land Institute has been featured extensively in the popular media.
Life magazine named Jackson one of 18 individuals they predict will be among the "100 important Americans of the 20th century." In the November 2005 issue, Smithsonian named him one of "35 Who Made a Difference" and in March, 2009 he was included in Rolling Stone's "100 Agents of Change." In addition to lecturing nationwide and abroad, Jackson is involved outside The Land Institute with a variety of projects including being a Post Carbon Institute Fellow, a councilor with the World Future Council and a member of the Green Lands Blue Waters Steering Committee.