2016 Scientist in Residence: The Science of Sabbath: Meeting the Expectations of the Land

Dr. Martin Entz is professor of Cropping Systems and Natural Systems Agriculture at the University of Manitoba. Entz studied at the University of Manitoba (BSc and MSc in horticulture) and the University of Saskatchewan (PhD in crop physiology), and has taken study leaves at Adelaide University and the University of Western Australia. He teaches courses in Crop Ecology and Organic Agriculture plus he has an active graduate student program. Entz leads the Glenlea study—Canada’s oldest organic vs conventional farming systems experiment, now in its 25th year.

Together with his graduate students and collaborators, Entz has published his work in 102 peer-reviewed scientific papers and several book chapters.

Entz enjoys working with farmers and learning from their experiences. He participates in ecologically-integrated farming system research and development work in Central America, southern Africa, NW China, and has volunteered with MCC in North Korea.

Entz and his family enjoy—“Shady Maple Lane Shared Family Farm”—a place for growing, resting, reflection, and building community.

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