: Program for the Friends of the Land organization's annual conference, the Institute on Conservation, Nutrition and Health. From July 1-2, 1952, the conference was held at the Medical Center of the University of Illinois, and brought together prominent speakers in agriculture, chemistry, human nutrition, mineral science and ecology. The brochure declares that "the Friends of the Land Institutes give direction to both agriculture and medicine." 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 education; Soil science; Nutrition; Ecology Places