News anchor-rancher-businessman Bill Kurtis to discuss ’Eating for the Earth’ Oct. 12

Bill Kurtis, journalist/Chicago news anchor, rancher, conservationist and businessman, will discuss his views about grass-fed beef at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Purdue University Calumet.

Kurtis owns an 8,000-acre ranch in Kansas. After researching the environmental and health attributes of grass-fed cattle, he founded his own grass-fed food company, Tallgrass Beef.

During his presentation, “Eating for the Earth,” Kurtis will discuss why he believes grass-fed cattle produces better food alternatives and is environmentally appropriate.

Kurtis’ free presentation will be held in Alumni Hall on the third floor of the campus’ Student Union & Library—located north of 173rd Street, east of Woodmar Avenue. Due to limited seating, persons planning to attend are encouraged to pre-register on line at or phone 219/989-2915.

Free parking is available in lots north and south of 173rd Street, accessible from the traffic light east of Woodmar Avenue. Additionally, there is free parking in the campus garage on the campus’ east side, accessible from Wicker Avenue, south of 169th Street.