: Dinner invitation to the annual Dinner Meeting of the Friends of the Land, held in Mansfield, Ohio, on September 13, 1957. It includes a menu and agenda for speakers -- including Dr. Jonathan Forman, President of The Friends of the land, on the future of Malabar Farm. It also includes thanks to the Samuel Robert Noble Foundation, and a short summary of the principles of the Friends of the Land organization at that date: The summary reads: "Friends of the Land attempts to create an awareness in the minds of all citizens of the importance to them of the wise use of soil and water, and to provide a forum for all points and shades of opinion on conservation, to the end that the people themselves shall form their own opinions and take proper action." 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. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Conservation education; Agriculture; Social movements; Agricultural Conservation; Soil science; Nutrition; Ecology Places
: Mansfield (Ohio); Richland County (Ohio)