The Kirschenmann Lecture

Thank you to everyone who attended the second annual Kirschenmann Lecture.

Read our Q&A wtih guest speaker Dr. Daphne Miller!

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Dr. Daphne Miller is a practicing family physician, author and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco. Her writings and profiles can be found in many publications including the Washington Post, the New York Times and Harvard Medicine magazine. She is an internationally recognized speaker in the emerging field of health ecology and the author of Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up (Harper Collins 2013), among other books. Learn more about Dr. Miller, here.

The Kirschenmann Lecture at Stone Barns Center is an annual event dedicated to exploring ideas and issues important to the future of food and agriculture, and celebrates the work and influence of Fred Kirschenmann.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Laura Neil at or 914 366 6200 x160.


May 12: David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé, authors of The Hidden Half of Nature, on the microbiome

June 9: Mark Schatzker, author of The Dorito Effect, on taste and nutrition

July 21
: Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein, author of The Dirt Cure, on healthy kids and healthy soil

We launched the Kirschenmann Lecture in June 2015 to honor our board president Fred Kirschenmann, to mark his 80th year and to celebrate his influence on sustainable agriculture.

Wendell Berry, the poet, writer, activist and Fred’s long-time friend, was the first guest speaker in June 2015. Watch his lecture here:

This annual lecture series will explore many of the topics that Fred is most passionate about, such as resource depletion, the principle of “shared value” and the land ethic.