Transforming Agriculture, Perennially


Jacob A. Miller Land Institute Intern

Jacob A. Miller


Jacob earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bethel College. He is currently working as Graduate Teaching Assistant in pursuit of a Master of Arts in Communication Studies at Kansas State University. The focus of his internship at The Land Institute has been organizing, facilitating and assessing Ecosphere Studies efforts. He also updated data on the 50-Year Farm Bill. Jacob happens to be Wes Jackson’s grandson, and has a genuine interest in the work of The Land.


What’s been most inspiring about your time at The Land?

I’m able to work with like-minded people on a radical solution to a gargantuan problem.

What would people never guess that you’ve done as part of your role?

I wrote an “eco-rap” under a hickory tree at a University of Kansas Ecosphere Studies conference to demonstrate process thinking, and endured a peppering of tick and ant kisses as a result.

What perennial crop do you look forward to eating most, and how would you prepare it?

Kernza® grain in Long Root Ale. We’ve just got to get it brewing in Kansas!

Where is your favorite spot or place at The Land? 

The spot near the merry-go-round overlooking the Smoky Hill River.

What’s your motto / favorite quote?

“To be content with a little is difficult. To be content with a lot is impossible” – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach


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