At the 2011 Acres U.S.A. annual conference, Dr. Arden Andersen speaks in the way only he can as one of the rare physicians who also understand agriculture. His talk focuses on the medical benefits of healthy soil, and how eco-agriculture practices benefit human health as a whole.
Dr. Andersen was raised on a dairy farm in Michigan, received his undergraduate degree in Agriculture from Univ. of Arizona, taught vocational agriculture at the high school level and founded his own agricultural consulting business for 8 years while completing a Ph.D. in Ag/Biophysics before going to osteopathic medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California, he did a FP tracking internship in Muskegon, Michigan, residency in Occupational Medicine at University of South Florida and completed a Master's of Science in Public Health. He has continued a dual profession of farm management/soil/plant nutritional consulting and general family medicine (private practice)/flight medicine (USAFR) traveling over 100,000 miles per year from 1998 to 2008; authored numerous books, manuals, course DVDs and CDs, taught in 8 countries and 2 languages; consulted in 11 countries; given professional testimony/presentation in three countries. He has a unique understanding of the direct correlation between soil health and human health and how to maximize outcome of both with appropriate nutritional and physiologic management.