Kirschenmann is the director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable
Agriculture and a professor of Religion and Philosophy
at Iowa State University.
At the time of his appointment, he managed the 3,500-acre certified
organic Kirschenmann Family Farms in south central North Dakota.
found Farm Verified Organic, Inc., a private certification agency, and
the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society.
Kirschenmann serves on numerous
national and international appointments, including USDA's National Organic
Standards Board, the North Central Region's Sustainable Agriculture
Research and Education (SARE) administrative council, Henry A. Wallace
Institute for Alternative Agriculture board of directors.
Kirschenmann earned degrees
from Yankton College in South Dakota, Hartford Theological Seminary in
Connecticut, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago.
He's the author of numerous articles and book chapters dealing with ethics and