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 Land Institute.
Jackson’s writings include both papers and books. 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 including The Atlantic Monthly, Audubon, National Geographic, Time Magazine, The MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour, and National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." Life magazine named Jackson one of 18 individuals they predict will be among the 100 "important Americans of the 20th century."