Contact: Jack Ryan

                   The NEEED Project

                    573 635 0636




Jefferson City, Missouri, May 18, 2016


Modern agriculture degrades the quality of our food!

Healthy Soils,  Healthy Foods, Healthy People: Reconnecting the Dots

Dr. John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri will speak at the Missouri River Regional Library , 214 Adams Street In Jefferson City on June 9, 2016. Dr. Ikerd will discuss the impact of modern farming and food production on the quality of our food.

According to Ikerd, “The emergence of modern agriculture, with its cheap commercial fertilizers and synthetic pesticides, seemingly separated the production of food from soil health or the natural productivity of soils. However, growing diet related health problems are now causing many to question the wisdom of trying to separate soil health from human health.

Throughout human history, people understood that the production of food and the physical well-being of people in general depended on the health of the soil. When we reconnect the dots we will rediscover that the health of plants, animals, and people are all inseparable from the health of soils”.

Dr Ikerd’s talk is presented in partnership  with the NEEED Project, Missouri River Regional Library and Lincoln University Cooperative Extension as a part of the Healthy Schools-Healthy Communities program.

The presentation will begin at 7:00 pm and the public is invited.


General Membership Meeting (Public Welcome)

Date:          Friday May 15, 2015

Time:           6:30 p.m.

Location:  Coca-Cola Community Room; 605 Washington Street; Jefferson City, MO

We are excited for the Annual General Membership Meeting. Join this “growing” community of creating food for those in…

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NIBS (N.E.E.E.D. Informal Brainstorming Session)

Wednesday, 7:30am, Downtown Diner (127 E. High Street)

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