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MEDIA ADVISORY: Lecture to Honor Impact of William Albrecht, Sustainable Agriculture Expert

HBO will film lecture for documentary

April 25th, 2011

Story Contact: MU News Bureau, 573-882-6211,

WHAT:  A lecture at the University of Missouri will honor former professor William Albrecht. Albrecht, a MU professor of soils, was a pioneer of the sustainable agriculture movement. He was an expert on soil quality and was the first scientist to find a relation among soil, food quality and human health. He produced dozens of publications on the subject before his death in 1974.

John Ikerd, MU professor emeritus of agricultural economics, will speak on the impact of Albrecht’s research and how it applies to today’s agricultural landscape. Ikerd is an internationally recognized expert in sustainable agriculture and the economics of sustainability. The lecture will be filmed by HBO for an upcoming documentary on human health, obesity and sustainability.

WHO:  John Ikerd, professor emeritus of agricultural economics, University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

WHERE:  Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union, MU campus

WHEN:  4 p.m., Mon., April 25

NOTE:  This event is free and open to the public.