The organizations and individuals listed here are those actively working to create human-centered societies within our country and are collaborating on The Agricultural City Project. These are people and organizations with cutting edge ideas.



John Ikerd has spent decades working to  establish sustainable agriculture and economic viability in rural America.  For a full description of his work and writings, click on

For more than four decades, Fred Kirschenjmann has been a champion of agricultural resilience, an articulate advocate for soil health and a pioneer of organic farming.  His work has helped transform what was once obscure and marginal work—resilient, sustainable agriculture focused on the health and restoration of the soil—into an international movement.  Fred is a staff member and former director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture and is on the board of the Stone Barn Center.


Executive Director Val Reinke is an advocate for regional economies.


WDRT is the vibrant community radio station in Viroqua, Wisconsin.  Station manager James Halberg recorded my reading of Building the Agricultural City.


Station manager Ursula Ruedenberg is also manager of Pacifica Radio,  the nationwide distribution channel for original programming by community radio stations across the country.