The Ethics & Economics of Sustainable Agriculture – A Conversation With Dr. John Ikerd

Today we speak with Dr. John Ikerd, a professor emeritus of Agricultural & Applied Economics at the University of Missouri, on issues surrounding industrial agriculture and how we must live as a society to live within the bounds of nature.

Our Waste Problem


Nature does not produce a landfill, so why do we? In this interview we hear from Sustainable Living Coalition board member and impact investor Stuart Valentine on the origins of plastics, failures in our domestic recycling infrastructure, and some innovative solutions to our growing landfills.

Community Currency

Money, just like any other invention, can be redesigned to better fit our needs. In this interview I speak with Stuart Valentine, an expert in sustainable finance and investing, and a board member of the Sustainable Living Coalition in Fairfield Iowa. Here we dive into the features of a “dual currency system,” which could reward local volunteerism, support unemployed or impoverished individuals, and keep local economies healthy. You can also read about it at iowasource.com/2021/07/01/rethinking-money