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Faculty: Sustainable & Regenerative Living


Francis Thicke PhD

An organic farmer for over 30 years, Dr. Thicke and his wife Susan currently own a certified organic dairy in Fairfield, IA. Dr. Thicke served as a National Program Leader for Soil Science at the USDA Extension Service and was named the 2012 Farmer of the Year by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service.. Francis currently serves on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).


Tom Newmark

Tom Newmark spent fourteen years in the natural vitamin and supplement industry, building New Chapter into a top company. He is co-owner of Finca Luna Nueva Lodge, board chair of the American Botanical Council, the founder and board chair of The Carbon Underground, board chair of the Greenpeace Fund USA, co-founder and steering committee member of Regeneration International, and was the founder and board chair of Sacred Seeds, an international conservation project now administered by United Plant Savers.


Stuart Valentine

Stuart is Co-Director of the Sustainable Living Coalition (SLC), a non-profit dedicated to Sustainability Education and Enterprise Design. He plays an adjunct faculty role at Maharishi International University in the area of Socially Responsible Investing, Sustainable Community Design and Transformational Entrepreneurship. Stuart holds an MBA and serves as a financial advisor with 16 years in the social, responsible and impact investment sectors.


Ken Roseboro

Ken Roseboro is editor and publisher of The Organic & Non-GMO Report and The Non-GMO Sourcebook, the world’s only “farm to fork” directory of suppliers of non-GMO seeds, grains, ingredients, animal feed, and food products. His articles have been widely published. He is the author of Genetically Altered Foods and Your Health and The Organic Food Handbook, as well as a founding member of the Non-GMO Supply Working Group and a board member of the Iowa Organic Association.


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