John was raised on a small dairy farm in southwest Missouri and received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri. He worked in private industry for a time and spent 30 years in various professorial positions at North Carolina State University, Oklahoma State University, University of Georgia, and the University of Missouri before retiring in early 2000.
Since retiring, he spends most of his time writing and speaking on issues related to sustainability with an emphasis on economics and agriculture. He currently resides in Fairfield, IA with his wife, Ellen, two dogs, and three cats. Ikerd is the author of The Essentials of Economic Sustainability, Sustainable Capitalism, A Return to Common Sense, Small Farms are Real Farms, Crisis and Opportunity: Sustainability in American Agriculture, and A Revolution of the Middle, online at http://sites.google.com/site/revolutionofthemiddle/.
More complete background information and wide selection of writings are available at http://web.missouri.edu/~ikerdj/ or http://www.johnikerd.com.
Posted: Apr 12, 2013 – 09:00 AM EST
Do economies need to grow? Can developing countries grow sustainably? John Ikerd explores these questions and more on Talkback.
Posted: Apr 05, 2013 – 09:40 AM EST
The essential upside of government regulation. John Ikerd explains on Talkback.
Posted: Mar 22, 2013 – 08:46 AM EST
Competition, efficiency, access & choice: markets don’t stack up. John Ikerd explains on Talkback.
Posted: Mar 11, 2013 – 08:44 AM EST
Energy, entropy, human capital and sustainability: John Ikerd explains the connection on Talkback.
Posted: Mar 04, 2013 – 08:22 AM EST
The 3Rs of economic resilience: John Ikerd explains on Talkback.
Posted: Feb 25, 2013 – 08:00 AM EST
What do scarcity, market price and sovereignty have to do with sustainability? John Ikerd has the answer on Talkback.
Posted: Feb 18, 2013 – 09:15 AM EST
From me to we: John Ikerd explains the social principles of economic sustainability on Talkback.
Posted: Feb 11, 2013 – 09:00 AM EST
We can’t ignore Mother Nature. John Ikerd explains the ecological principles of sustainability on Talkback.
Posted: Feb 04, 2013 – 09:55 AM EST
Getting the principles right on sustainability. John Ikerd continues his Talkback series on economic sustainability.
Posted: Jan 28, 2013 – 09:00 AM EST
It’s not the economy, it’s the ethics. John Ikerd explains on Talkback.