I met many amazing people that weekend. While inside for shelter from a rainstorm I met Lisa Stoke of Food Democracy Now who suggested I talk to Fred about “The 50 Year Farm Bill” She introduced us and I met with Fred early the next morning. He was insightful, hopeful and encouraging. Fred is a contemporary of Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson. I continue to be impressed with people like Fred who have been doing the work of cultural and agricultural transformation for decades. Enjoy this interview!