Known in South Dakota as the Founder of the International Vinegar Museum, Lawrence Diggs brings a broad vision developed from traveling every continent except the Antarctic. He has lived and worked on four continents. He has hosted his own shows on radio and television in major markets in the United States, Europe and Asia. In Japan he studied Asian medicine with a Buddhist monk, founded the Shonai Jazz Festival, helped start and served two terms as vice president of the Shonai International Youth Festival and promoted South Dakota Beef and organized and led a delegation to Japan to market South Dakota produce. In Burkina Faso he set up the first emergency medical response system, filled in as a surgical technician and also designed and arranged for the local production of medical equipment for the unit. He received a Medal of Honor with two gold stars and a Bronze Stallion from that country for that work.
He has written and published five books. He makes presentations on topics ranging from food and culture to “race” and gender to civic groups, universities and secondary institutions around the world.
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