On behalf of the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN), a national
initiative of SARE, I would like to welcome you to the Sustainable
Agriculture Network. We look forward to working with you in the
future. Please feel free to call on me if you have any questions
about the network.
The South is already well represented on the SAN Committee:
Kevin Gamble--Systems Administrator, CES, North Carolina State
University and Almanac pioneer--Jim Lukens, Executive Director of ATTRA,
in Fayetteville, Arkansas and Diana Jerkins, Communications Specialist
and LISA Program Manager, in Athens, Georgia.
Kevin among other duties, oversees the NC State Almanac, an
increasingly important Internet medium for Cooperative Extension.
Almanac was devised, under his direction, at Oregon State University, to
make Internet databases searchable through e-mail.
The services available through Raleigh are an integral part of
SAN's outreach activities as well. Through Kevin's cooperation the
information SAN produces is easily available to those searching
Dr. Jerkins is an important person to us at SAN as the co-chair of
the Publications Subcommittee. Through the efforts of that group,
publications from the Sustainable Agriculture Network have been
timely, relevant and well-produced. She is invaluable to SARE as
the Communications Specialist for the Southern Region.
In addition, she manages the LISA projects, those funded 1988-90.
Jim Lukens along with Kevin and Diana, was a "founding member" of
the Sustainable Agriculture Network. His willingness to commit
himself and the good offices of ATTRA to broad sustainable
agriculture outreach produced the very important
"Sustainable Agriculture Directory of Expertise" for SAN. Jim,
along with Teresa Mauer, his collegue, are also very active in the
Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SoSAWG).
I am enclosing information about SAN to familiarize you with our
work. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
See you in Seattle, I hope.
Gabriel A. Hegyes
c/o Alternative Farming Systems
Information Center, Rm. 304
National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Blvd
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
301-504-6425 301-504-6409 FAX