I find TNN to be a well organized professional organization that puts customer satisfaction and
farm results at the top of their priority list. They have excellent soil, plant, and animal products
comparable in quality with any competitor in the business. Regardless of the product, however, this
business is about people, customer support and satisfaction, and the ability of the consultant to
keep it simple and get profitable results. Most impressive is that TNN, recognizing that action
speaks louder than words, has a formal consultant training program that starts with the
consultant addressing their own health, diet and lifestyle issues in order to gain their dedication
to the biologically sustainable farming industry. Farming is about producing food for people. TNN
understands and practices this motto on a personal level. I am honoured to be a part of their
education and training program.
Who is Dr. Arden Andersen?
Dr. A. Andersen is a very diversified and unique professional. After growing up on a dairy farm in
Michigan, US, he earned his bachelor degree in agriculture, majoring in agricultural education,
from the University of Arizona. He subsequently worked in The Netherlands as a work exchange
student on dairy, sugar beet (sweet potato) and potato farm. He has taught high school
vocational agriculture and coached a league champion track team.
During a 15-year, full-time consulting practice that took him all over the world he earned his
Ph.D. in agriculture biophysics and decided to enter the medical profession. He subsequently
completed medical school in California at Western University of Health Sciences, post-graduate
training at Muskegon-General Hospital and established his initial medical practice at the Born
Preventive Health Care Clinic in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He adds to his already full career a
dedication to his country by serving as flight surgeon in the United States Air Force Reserves at
Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana receiving the Air Force Commendation Medal and The
Warrior’s Creed Award.
He now practices medicine only part-time while continuing a very active agricultural consulting
schedule and travels to Australia regularly to teach and consult. He has an open invitation to
lecture at the University of Western Australia in Perth and is regularly interviewed by the
Australian Broadcasting Company. At every opportunity Dr. Andersen connects farm and human
health epitomizing the statement, “Let food be your medicine,” and literally has patients from
around the world travelling to see him. He has developed a reputation as a loving,
compassionate, skilled doctor who finds solutions.
Dr. Arden Andersen has written a number of books, some of these are:
- Real Food, Real Nutrition
- Science in Agriculture
- The Anatomy of Life and Energy in Agriculture.