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At last!  Videos of the 2016 Prairie Festival presentations are below.  We are working to develop and organize additional new video and audio content about our work and will post it on this page as soon as it becomes available.

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Our friends and partners at The Perennial restaurant in San Francisco have been tirelessly supporting awareness and the benefits of perennial grains, adaptive polycultures, and healthy soil systems in a very direct way – by making and serving delicious food from Kernza® perennial grain developed at The Land Institute.

The Perennial’s pastry chef Nicola Carey demonstrates how she makes Kernza® bread, from mixing the dough to serving suggestions.

The 36th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures featured Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson in a conversation moderated by Mary Berry, Wendell’s daughter and the founding Executive Director of The Berry Center. The conversation took place on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA.

2016 Prairie Festival

Fred Iutzi, who took the reins as president of The Land Institute beginning on Oct. 1, 2016, explains how he sees the future of our work.

2016 Prairie Festival

Wes Jackson gives a final update to the 2016 annual Prairie Festival and recounts 40 years of innovation, struggles, and collaboration, before introducing his successor as president, Fred Iutzi.

2016 Prairie Festival

Longtime friend of The Land Institute, Wendell Berry delivers the Strachan Donnelley Lecture on Conservation and Restoration at the 2016 annual Prairie Festival in Salina, Kansas.

2016 Prairie Festival

A panel, led by David Orr, talks about how The Land Institute has operated within the context of a much larger movement. Joining David will be Ron Kroese, Fred Kirschenmann, Gary Nabhan, Jack Shoemaker, Jeffrey M. Filipiak and others.

2016 Prairie Festival

A panel discussion explores how The Land Institute is engaging, beyond researchers, with university and college professors intent on reshaping the education curriculum to explore and alter underlying presuppositions in order to support and sustain the work to be implemented. Bill Vitek, Aubrey Krug and Wes Jackson will talk of this new venture we call Ecosphere Studies.

2016 Prairie Festival

Professor Michelle Mack, a former Land Institute intern and current board member, leads a conversation with prior Land Institute interns and graduate fellows about their experiences and ongoing commitments, including Russ Brehm, Karen Finley, Julia Olmstead, and others.

2016 Prairie Festival

Four current and prior Land Institute board chairs, from 30 of our 40 years, converse about the core ideas of The Land Institute and what effect those ideas have had on the collective consciousness of the sustainable agriculture movement. Panelists include Mari Detrixhe, Angus Wright, Conn Nugent and Don Worster.

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A conversation between Wes Jackson, Wendell Berry and Mark Bittman at Cooper Union in New York City.

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Peter Kenmore, now retired from his position as an agriculture entomologist at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, gives the Strachan Donnelley Lecture on Conservation and Restoration.

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Wes Jackson, president of The Land Institute speaks at the 2015 Prairie Festival — Teach Us To Number Our Days

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