a2ru Plans Conference at ISU

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May 1, 2014

ISU-Farm House Museum-MKKYDD
Dr. Anthony Kolenic, Lauren Fretz and Michelle Krell Kydd spent time at Iowa State University on a site visit related to the a2ru National Conference at ISU.  The university, an a2ru partner, houses the largest campus art collection in the country. In addition, ISU has a meaningful connection to stewardship of the land, which is evident at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Leopold, an Iowa native, was an author, scientist, ecologist, forester, and environmentalist who had a deep connection to the land. The Sand County Almanac is one of his best known books, (it is rich, reflective and often compared to Thoreau’s Walden).

Iowa State University’s connection to agriculture is renown. Its Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is one of the top programs in the nation. The image that accompanies this post was taken at the ISU Farm House Museum. The museum is a historic landmark and was the first building on campus. Mrs. Welch’s Cook Book is part of the Iowa Cookbook Collection which has a storied gastronomic past.

The a2ru National Conference will have a distinct flavor. Keep your eye on our blog for more information.

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