GFN Board Member Peiretti Awarded Honorary Degree

Lecture being recorded by Peiretti.

The Global Farmer Network ® wishes to congratulate its Board member from Argentina, Roberto Peiretti, an agronomist and internationally recognized expert on soil, conservation agriculture and No-Till agriculture.  Peiretti was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by his alma mater, Cordoba National University. Additionally, Peiretti gave a series of lectures for a class that will be a micromaster credited program on the no-till system– part of a joint program between Cordoba National University and Harvard University (called EDX) that will be distributed and used by up to 50 schools.

Roberto farms near Rosario, Argentina with his lovely wife, Cintia, and they have traveled extensively internationally speaking at events, talking, learning and sharing their expertise.  Additionally, he was a founding member of the highly-regarded organization AAPRESID (Argentinian No Till Farmers Association), and CAAPAS (American Confederation of No Till Farmers Associations).

Thank you for all you have done for agriculture, Roberto, and congratulations on a well-deserved award!

Check out Roberto’s short biography below and follow it to his Author page to peruse columns he has authored here at the GFN website.

Also, below is an article about him receiving the award that’s translated to English from Spanish – it orginates at CBA24N from Argentina on June 28, 2019. This links to the original article, which also includes a short video interview about Peiretti receiving the award (video can also be seen on Facebook).

Recibimos al Ingeniero Agrónomo, Roberto Peiretti

[Translated fro Spanish to English] Peiretti was recognized with the Honorary Doctorate of the National University of Córdoba.

On June 4, the Honorable Superior Council of the National University of Córdoba, awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from the National University of Córdoba to the Agronomist Roberto Atilio Peiretti.

The referred professional, born in Cruz Alta, Córdoba, graduated as an
Agricultural Engineer at this University in 1971, obtaining the University Award with
“Gold Medal” for academic merit at twenty-two years of age and was part of the
first promotion of Agricultural Engineers graduated from the UNC.

In 1975 he obtained the Master of Science with Agronomy orientation at the Oklahoma State University (United States of America).

He was also distinguished and awarded by numerous national and foreign entities associated with agriculture.

He has made numerous publications in different languages ??in newspapers, magazines and books specialized in the field; In turn, he has held academic and management positions of various ranks, as well as technical advisor, auditor, consultant and agricultural producer.


Roberto A. Peiretti

Roberto A. Peiretti

Roberto Peiretti is a fourth-generation farmer, with the fifth generation also engaged in the family farm, located in central Argentina where they grow corn, soybeans, wheat, barley, oats, sorghum and sunflowers on eight thousand hectares. With 25% to 35% of the farm double-cropped each year, they are also able to regularly incorporate some pulses and oats as a cover crop annually. Trained as an agronomist, Roberto is a leader in No-Till agriculture systems, on their farm and as an advisor and engineer working nationally and internationally.

Roberto Peiretti volunteers as a board member for the Global Farmer Network and was a founding member of AAPRESID (Argentinian No Till Farmers Association) and CAAPAS (American Confederation of No Till Farmers Associations). Roberto was one of twenty-seven farmers that founded Bioceres, an agriculture-related biotechnology company. He is actively engaged in the World Association of Soils and Water Conservation (WASWAC) and was recognized as the WASWAC Distinguished Extensions Award in 2016.

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