: Press release summarizing a speech given by Ollie E. Fink, Executive Secretary of Friends of the Land, entitled "Is Conservation Important to you?" The speech -- connecting U.S. issues in population growth, crises in health and problems with soil quality and erosion -- argues that "proper nutrition depends upon the soil." Like many other Friends of the Land public statements, the press release argues that conservation is essential for American farmers, but, moreover, that the problems arising from poor soil (depleted nutritional quality of food, health issues) is an issue for everybody. The Friends of the Land Collection (1930-1960) contains the papers of the Friends of the Land (1940-1959), a prominent national soil conservation education organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. FOTL produced an international literary arts quarterly, THE LAND (edited by New Deal agriculture writer Russell Lord) in addition to several members' only publications (LAND LETTER) and informational pamphlets. They also hosted annual conferences; ran conservation tours, teacher training labs, and workshops; and operated as a national clearinghouse for conservation information. Ohio farmer and novelist Louis Bromfield was active in the organization. Much of the collection reflects the career and interests of FOTL Executive Secretary Ollie Fink, who was a prominent conservation education pioneer in Ohio.
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: Conservation education; Environmental education; Agriculture; Soil science; Societies and clubs; Soil conservation Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)