Farm, family, and faith: A recipe for environmentalism

McPheeters Farm

The McPheeters family primarily farms corn, which is sold to Frito-Lay and used to make ethanol. (Laura Whaling/GWU)

Many people dissociate environmentalism with commercial farming and faith. The McPheeters family in southwest Nebraska taught me differently. They explained their land ethic, rooted in their Christian faith and what that means for how they treat the land they grow on. It is a piece of the environmental movement that I feel has been left out of the mainstream conversation. This is my attempt to give it some time on stage. Give it a listen:

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