John Ikerd was raised on a small dairy farm in south­west Mis­souri. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in agri­cul­tur­al eco­nom­ics from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­souri. After work­ing in pri­vate indus­try, he spent 30 years in var­i­ous pro­fes­so­r­i­al posi­tions at North Car­oli­na State Uni­ver­si­ty, Okla­homa State Uni­ver­si­ty, Uni­ver­si­ty of Geor­gia and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­souri before retir­ing in ear­ly 2000. He now spends most of his time writ­ing and speak­ing on issues relat­ed to sus­tain­abil­i­ty with an empha­sis on eco­nom­ics and agri­cul­ture. He cur­rent­ly resides in Fair­field, Iowa and is the author of sev­er­al books includ­ing Essen­tials of Eco­nom­ic Sus­tain­abil­i­ty, Sus­tain­able Cap­i­tal­ism, A Return to Com­mon Sense and Cri­sis and Oppor­tu­ni­ty: Sus­tain­abil­i­ty in Amer­i­can Agri­cul­ture and A Rev­o­lu­tion of the Mid­dle.
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Can the Corporate Takeover of Dairy Farms be Stopped?
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Land Trusts Are a Step Toward a Step Toward a Sustainable Future for Agriculture
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The Three “Great Separations” that Unravelled Our Connection to Earth and Each Other
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What if Organic Standards Were Bioregional and Written by Real Organic Farmers?
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How Big Ag Is Borrowing Big Tobacco’s Playbook
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This Is Why Carrots Cost More Than Twinkies
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A Big Farm Can Be Sustainable…But Only if It’s Managed Like a Collection of Small Farms
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Rural Communities Look to the Past to Defeat the Industrial Agriculture of the Present
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How Corporate Science and Alternative Facts Limit Our Reality
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Transnational Corporations, Factory Farms and the Economic Colonization of Rural America
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Game Over: Neither Party’s Health Care Plan Reflects Economic Reality
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Understanding the True Cost of American Food (Part I)
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Our Chemical-Dependent, Profit-Driven, Industrial Ag Complex is Not Going Quietly
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6 Reasons Local Food Systems Will Replace Our Industrial Model