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Sustainable Farming Leader To Speak In Champaign

Portrait of Mark Shepard speaking to an audience

Mark Shepard is speaking Friday night at the Prairie Rivers Network Annual Dinner Provided by Mark Shepard

Mark Shepard is the CEO of Forest Agriculture Enterprises in southwest Wisconsin, and one of the leaders in restoration agriculture, which uses native ecosystems to produce a wider variety of crops and livestock.  He’s speaking to the Prairie Rivers Network this Friday night at their annual dinner in Champaign.  Illinois Public Media’s Brian Moline spoke with Shepard about the challenges facing agriculture and how he and his family transformed New Forest Farm.