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Videos of recent Prairie Festival presentations can be found on this page, including 2019 Prairie Festival presentation videos. Be sure to also check out our other featured videos from our collaborators!

 

 

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2016 Prairie Festival

The Land Institute lead scientists and research team update the 2016 annual Prairie Festival audience on our research and development focused on a new agriculture featuring perennial grains, oil seeds, and pulses (legumes) grown in mixtures.
For additional or background info about our work.
For more on our research partnerships.

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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.

For more information, visit our Ecosphere Studies page.

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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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Allison Miller, associate professor of biology at St. Louis University, talks about a joint project with The Land Institute to create a global inventory of perennial plants that might be suitable for domestication.

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Photographer Dornith Doherty, the artist for the 2015 Prairie Festival, talks about her work.

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John Cobb, Jr, theologian, philosopher, environmentalist, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, on “Changing Our Worldview: Why It Matters”

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Angus Wright, chairman of The Land Institute Board asks What Will People Do For Dirt?

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Zack Golper, owner of the Bien Cuit bakery in Brooklyn, NY, baked bread for Prairie Festival attendees using Kernza in order to compare the differences between Kernza grown in Illnois and Kansas.

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