For those of you who may not be familiar with the Wallace Institute, I am
including their introductory fact sheet. AANews will arive through a
Gabriel A. Hegyes
About the Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture
The Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture, Inc. is
a non-profit, tax-exempt membership research and education
organization established in 1983 to encourage and facilitate the
adoption of low-cost, resource-conserving, economically-viable and
environmentally-sound farming systems.
It works directly with government agencies, education institutions,
producer groups and other organizations that provide agricultural
research, education and information services. These efforts are
aimed at advancing the scientific and educational goals of
The programs of the Wallace Institute include providing a national
information clearinghouse, serving as a voice for sustainable
agriculture Washington and developing and implementing various
research and education outreach programs.
The Institute's AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AGRICULTURE, a
peer-reviewed quarterly provides an outlet for interdisciplinary
research reports and reviews. It is a scientific forum for
exchanging and disseminating technical, economic and social
research findings related to low-input farming systems.
The Wallace Institute publishes "Alternative Agriculture News," a
monthly newsletter that informs members of scientific, legislative
and other developments involving alternative agriculture. It also
edits a newsletter especially for the agricultural education,
extension, research and conservation communities.
Finally, the Institute's annual conference, visiting scholar
program and occasional paper series, provide additional fora for
addressing the information needs of alternative agriculture.
The Wallace Institute is governed by a grass roots Board of
Directors which includes farmers, scientists, educators and policy
analysts and maintains a small professional staff. Its various
advisory groups include prominent practioners, scholars and
scientists. It is supported by memberships and donations and
grants from foundations, corporations and individuals.
I. Garth Youngberg, Ph.D.