> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lee Novak [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, June 15, 1998 11:03 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: questions
> I work for a non-profit community development organization in Colorado. We
> are currently working with a group of agrarians in the Applegate Valley of
> Oregon. They have asked us the questions listed below. We are not experts
> in agriculture and could use your help. If you have any info, please
> reply. Thanks.
> 1. Appropriate models for Organic Growers Cooperatives -
> Look nationally, but narrow to what might be appropriate
> for us here in the Northwest/Southern Oregon.
KELLY O'NEILL AT THE CENTER FOR RURAL AFFAIRS (email@example.com)
MIGHT BE A GOOD RESOURCE FOR THEM - SHE HAS BEEN INVESTIGATING COOPERATIVE
> 2. Regional Sustainable Agriculture Conference.
> We would like to put on one and are interested in learning
> about others that have happened. Structure, topics,
GET IN TOUCH WITH JOHN FAWCETT-LONG (ph: 206-935-8738) WHO IS THE
COORDINATOR OF THE WESTERN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE WORKING GROUP. THERE ARE
FOUR WORKING GROUPS WHICH FEED INTO AN UMBRELLA KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL
CAMPAIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE. Also in Oregon is the Food Alliance.
Contact Deborah Kane, Director (503) 493-1066
> 3. Cooperative Secondary Food Processing Facilities.
> How they are organized, designed, operated, funded, etc.
> Focus on organic if poosible.
Food processing center in Lincoln Nebraska helps incubate businesses
- may have good contacts. Call Arlis Burney Food Processing Center 143
Filley Hall, Lincoln, NE 68583 phone402-472-8930 or email
> 4. Educational Outreach for Viable Crops for our area.
> What are some new crops, such as St. John's Wort.
> What crops do processors need (hard to find crops)?
> Wildcrafting opportunities? What are ways to get
> and convey this information to people who have land
> but don't know what to grow?
ATTRA - Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas - a national
hotline 1-800-346-9140 They also have a website (sorry, can't find that
right this minute)
> Lee Novak
> Research Associate
> Rocky Mountain Institute
> ph: 970.927.3851
> fax: 970.927.4510
> email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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