Part 1: Introduction, early life, education and international work and work with Rodale. Title: Oral history Interview by Jane Gates with Charles A. Francis with an introduction by Jayne MacLean. Disclaimer: The National Agricultural Library does not verify the accuracy of the accounts described herein by participants in an Oral History Project. These oral histories are expressions of the views, memories and opinions of the interviewee. They do not represent the policy, views or official history of the United States Department of Agriculture or the National Agricultural Library. Authors: Francis, Charles A. MacLean, Jayne T. Gates, Jane Potter National Agricultural Library (US) Published: Beltsville, Md. : US Dept. of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library; Washington, DC, 1990. Series: Alternative Farming Systems Information Center Oral History Interview Series. Note(s): Interview was conducted on August 15, 1990. AGRICOLA Record: agricola.nal.usda.gov Description: Dr. Charles A. Francis served as Director of the Center for Sustainable Agricultural Systems at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Franciss research has focused on the areas of long-term and flexible crop rotations, on-farm research design and interpretation, and the interface between urban and rural areas. As an author, speaker, and professor, Dr. Francis is an influential spokesperson on behalf of sustainable agriculture.
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