- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

SALINA, Kan. (AP) - A Western Illinois University official will be the new president of The Land Institute in Salina.

The institute announced Thursday that the new president will be Fred Iutzi, the manager of agriculture, energy and cooperative development programs for the Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs at Western Illinois. His appointment is effective Oct. 1. He will replace Wes Jackson, who co-founded the institute 40 years ago.

The Salina Journal reports ( https://bit.ly/26XP88p ) Iutzi was formerly part of the institute’s Fellows program and attended seven Fellows workshops. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree in sustainable agriculture and agronomy from Iowa State University.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, https://www.salina.com

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