So God Made A Farmer: A Retrospective on The Living Words of Paul Harvey by an Organic Farmer (Paperback)
"Paul Harvey would be proud of Levi Lyle. He truly embodies what it means to be a steward of the land. He has shown that working with nature can not only improve the environment but can be financially profitable as well."
Dale Hilgenkamp, President, American Aronia Berry Association
"With farmers facing climate challenges now more than ever - we need bold leaders and innovative strategies to reshape U.S. food and farm policy. Levi calls us to action to revitalize the American farm and revolutionize the future of farming in the U.S."
Rosalyn Lehman, Executive Director, Iowa Organic Association
"Levi exposes the fundamental flaws in our system of modern, industrialized agriculture and lays out a regenerative vision for the future of agriculture."
Tom Wahl, Red Fern Farm
"Levi lights a hopeful path forward..."
Christophe Jospe, President, Carbon A List
'This book shows a deep understanding of the land and a well-honed perspective of the many intricacies of life as a farmer."
Patrick O'Malley, Ph.D., Native Fruit Association
"Levi is not just a philosopher of the history and culture of agriculture; he is an innovative farmer who marries technology with ecology."
Francis Thicke, Soil scientist and organic farmer
In a state dominated by mono-cropped GMO corn and soybeans and hog factory farms, sixth-generation farmer Levi Lyle offers a new, comprehensive, and holistic, yet practical vision to regenerate rural Iowa-and America-that he thoughtfully and eloquently presents in "So God Made a Farmer: "A Retrospective on The Living Words of Paul Harvey by an Organic Farmer."
Levi sees the problems with the current corporate-dominated industrial agriculture methods that are eroding Iowa's rich soils, polluting its waterways, and hollowing out its once vibrant small towns. But Levi's thoughtful message is not one of division but one of hope, aiming to bring people together to revive rural communities. Levi's perspective is solidly grounded on his family farm with its diversified production based on organic and regenerative agriculture practices.
Levi Lyle is not only a farmer, but in his prolific writings, such as So God Made a Farmer, he is also an eloquent spokesperson for a new vision of agriculture that is quickly gaining ground in America and around the world. In this way, Levi Lyle may become the Wendell Berry of his generation.
Ken Roseboro, editor, The Organic & Non-GMO Report