Inside Iowa State
January 7, 2000
Six finalists named for Leopold post
Six finalists have been named in the search for a new director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.
They are Miguel Altieri, Center for Biological Control, University of California, Berkeley; Charles Francis, Center for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Fred Kirschenmann, Farm Verified Organic Inc., Windsor, N.D.; Ann Sorensen, American Farmland Trust, DeKalb, Ill.; Jean Steiner, Natural Resource Conservation Center, Agricultural Research Service, Watkinsville, Ga.; and William Wilcke, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Each candidate will participate in an open forum from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Brenton Center, 9 Curtiss. The open forum dates are:
- Wilcke, Tuesday, Jan. 11
- Sorensen, Thursday, Jan. 20
- Francis, Tuesday, Jan. 25
- Kirschenmann, Tuesday, Feb. 1
- Altieri, Thursday, Feb. 3
- Steiner, Thursday, Feb. 10
Allen Trenkle, distinguished professor of animal science, is serving as interim director of the Leopold Center. Dennis Keeney retired Dec. 31, after 11 years as the center's first director. Wendy Wintersteen, director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension, is chairing the search committee.
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