Missoula, Montana | August 2013
Bob Quinn, Ph.D., organic farmer and founder of Kamut International, will be named an honoree at the Rodale Institute’s Annual Organic Pioneer Awards Dinner, taking place on September 13, 2013. This is the third year that the Rodale Institute has sought out leaders in the organic movement in the United States and awarded them with this prestigious title.
“It is a true pleasure to be named one of Rodale’s Organic Pioneers,” commented Bob Quinn. “Being recognized by an institute that has been diligent in helping promote organic agriculture is very humbling and I look forward to continuing to work with them in leading the way in organic research and education.”
For those who are familiar with the work of Bob Quinn, this award will come as no surprise. Quinn has made it his mission to promote sustainable and organic farming throughout the country—from helping establish the first wind farm in Montana, to introducing the organic, heirloom grain KAMUT® brand wheat to the natural product industry in the 80’s. With a PhD in Biochemistry, research and education is Bob’s passion and where he puts much of his time and energy. Through years of testing and analysis with top researchers, he is on a mission to help understand the benefits of organic food, as well as the nutrition content of ancient grains.
Bob Quinn is one of three who will be recognized as a 2013 Organic Pioneer—the other two recipients include: Chef Alice Waters, author and restaurateur and Dr. David Pimentel, Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University. “I’m proud to be named with two notable industry leaders, who are true pioneers in the organic industry,” added Quinn, “It is the continued dedication of those like Dr. Pimentel and Chef Waters, and of course the Rodale Institute, that will allow us to make even bigger strides in the organic movement.” The Rodale Institute has been a leader in organic research and implementation for the past 60 years. It is their goal to continually provide education to farmers, researchers and consumers on the topic of organic farming.
Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach. For more than sixty-years, the Institute has been committed to researching the best practices for organic farming and sharing findings with farmers and scientists around the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about how going organic is the healthiest option for people and the planet.