The Gerber Institute at Newman University presents Wes Jackson lecture on land and agriculture March 6

Feb 23, 2012

Newman University invites the community to hear longtime agriculture activist Wes Jackson speak on his new developments and strategies for crop cultivation and progressions at a lecture set for 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. March 6, in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. The Center is located on the north side of the Newman University campus, 3100 McCormick in Wichita. The event is sponsored by the Gerber Institute of Catholic Studies and is free and open to the public.

Wes JacksonBorn and raised in Topeka, Kan., Jackson is an activist who specializes in the advancement of cultivating crops. Founder of the Land Institute in Salina, Kan., and author of Consulting the Genius of the Place and Nature as Measure as well as many articles, Jackson has spent the past 30 years dedicating his life to methods of improving agriculture, both in crop yield and quality. His current work includes the development of perennial crops such as wheat, sorghum and sunflower. Jackson has contributed to the farming community for decades and his accomplishments have helped save farmers money along with increasing their crop yields.

The event is the second in a series of lectures focused on the topic “Land.”

The Gerber Institute of Catholic Studies at Newman University is an organization that promotes the development of Catholic thought and education through various topics of public concern. Those interested in the world of agriculture or involved with this industry should find this event highly informational.

For more information about The Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies at Newman University, visit or call 316-942-4291, ext. 2798.


This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: Feb. 27, 2012
The location of this event has been changed to the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center and not the Performance Hall of the De Mattias Fine Arts Center as stated previously.