Franc Bavec, born in 1959, is a professor of field crops and organic agriculture at the University of Maribor, Slovenia. He has authored and co-authored several research papers, 3 books, and many professional papers. His knowledge about organic agriculture based on national and international research projects includes sustainable agricultural system, organic farming, production, utilization of alternative crops, and experiences from his own organic farm. He has coordinated international intensive study programs »Alternatives for Organic Production of Field Crops« and has been invited to lecture on the topic of alternative crops. He is also active as a national representative to the European Society for Agronomy and was till may 2008 vice-rector of the university where he teaches. He is the author of a book »Organic production and Use of Alternative Crops” published by Taylor and Francis CRC Press.