Sustainable Agriculture Featured

On Thursday, July 14 at 7 p.m., the Dream Green series will air interviews with some of Iowa’s “greenest” agricultural advocatesJames with Malcolm Robertson. Tune in online at as show hosts Stuart Tanner and James Moore talk sustainability with Fred Kirschenmann, former Director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and take a walking tour of the Hort Farm with Malcolm Robertson, Leopold Center staff. 

“If we want to be sustainable and energy efficient in Iowa then clearly what happens in the agricultural sector is crucial,” says “Dream Green” co-host Stuart Tanner. “The Leopold Center for sustainable agriculture is the place to go to find out what is happening and what needs to be done. In this week’s broadcast, Fred Kirschenmann addresses the toughest questions on the issue of sustainability and agriculture. He has thought deeply about these issues for decades and has a practical knowledge based on running a 2,600-acre organic farm himself.”

Fred Kirschenmann, a longtime national and international leader in sustainable agriculture, shares an appointment as Distinguished Fellow for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture—a research and education center at Iowa State University in Ames.

This week’s broadcast also takes listeners on a walking tour of Iowa State University’s Hort Farm, north of Ames.

Thursday’s program is the seventh installment in KRUU-FM’s “Dream Green” series, a showcase of Iowa’s statewide sustainability efforts. Listen online at this Thursday, July 14 at 7 p.m. (Rebroadcast Monday, July 18 at 7am. Archives available at

NEXT WEEK: Follow the journey to Dubuque for a Dream Green visit with Mayor Roy Buol and sustainability coordinator Cori Burbach. Learn about Iowa’s oldest city which just received the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award for their Sustainable Dubuque initiative.