Hello again members of 4 West! In case you missed the 2015 distinguished lecturer here is a little update on what he talked about. Baxter’s presentation was very funny and was filled with small anecdotes about his life. His major message though was that America needs to keep people on the farm and that sustainable farming needs to be properly defined. He said that America’s farmers need to keep their farms operational in their families or to hire people that will continue to run their farm. He also said that sustainable farming needs to be defined as farming to feed your family and the other 98% and not farmer’s markets. Overall, Baxter Black was a great speaker for the 2015 distinguished lecturer and in celebration of 100 years of the agriculture program here in Platteville.