A Road to Fossil Fuel Free Farming: An Example and a Challenge, is a personal story of how David Rourke to know global warming as the greatest threat to life as we know it and the challenge to restore hope for the future of our grandkids. It is a book about taking a step back, taking a good look around and deciding we must do what we can to stop using fossil fuels and, in the case of farmers, help sequester the excess CO2 from the atmosphere into the soil, where it can sustain generations to come.
The book is a challenge to consumers, businesses, governments and other farmers, ranchers, forestry managers and even gardeners to build a fossil fuel free future. Rourke lists 22 suggestions for policy makers to tackle this crisis head on. These are big challenges to business as usual, but with hard work and dedication to the cause, Rourke believes our grandkids and their grandkids will have a good chance of a sustainable future.
About the Author:
David Rourke has a Master's in Agricultural Plant Science, and has been on the boards of The Manitoba-North Dakota Zero Tillage Farmer's Association, Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association, Cereals Canada, and others. He founded and ran The Conservation Tillage Productivity Centre, before launching his own research company: Ag-Quest, Inc. David now runs a farm with his wife, Diane. They have 8 grandkids with another on the way.