For February 27th, host Brent Ragsdale speaks with his guest, Stan Cox, Research Fellow for Ecosphere Studies with The Land Institute.  The Land Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research organization based in Salina, Kansas, that was founded in 1976. The Land Institute co-leads the global movement for perennial, diverse, truly regenerative agriculture.


Stan Cox had been lead breeder for The Land Institute’s Perennial Sorghum program when he transitioned to Research Fellow for Ecosphere Studies. Stan now dedicates his time to researching the global ecological emergency. He will communicate and engage with other researchers and the general public through writing, events, and presentations in conjunction with the Ecosphere Studies team.

Cox’s new role is a natural transition. In addition to his direct agricultural research, Stan is an expert in ecological limits and the energetics of human society and he has written extensively on those topics. The Land Institute’s deep interest in grappling with how humanity realizes a perennial vision within the status quo of agriculture is an exercise in living sustainably.   You’ve heard the expression, measure twice, cut once?  That is a sure way of making the right cut.  The Land Institute would like to teach us to plant once, tend perennially and harvest the wealth of our crops to feed a hungry planet and not just its people.  The goal is a thriving ecosphere which we luckily have, but need be careful not to destroy.

Both Stan and The Land Institute remain committed to developing perennial sorghum for the U.S. and the global south. Brent and Stan will talk about The Land Institute, Stan’s career and some of the books he’s written.


We at EcoRadio KC are glad to encourage awareness and protection of our world.  Our goal is to assure our listeners are aware of how we can create a sustainable present for a sustainable future!

This will be a great radio hour!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

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