Champions of Change
Fred Yoder is a fourth-generation farmer who has lived and farmed with his family near Plain City, Ohio for over forty years. Fred has served as an advocate for many years, promoting agriculture as a solution to many of the sustainability challenges we face. With the world population expected to exceed nine billion people by 2050, Fred feels it is imperative to produce more in a sustainable way, while also providing ecosystem services addressing the manner in which crops are produced. Fred is currently involved with the 25 x '25 Alliance, which promotes renewable sources of land-based energy. He recently chaired the development of a white paper relating climate change adaptation to producing enough food, feed, fiber, and fuel for the world’s growing population.