The Sustainable Agriculture Network is producing a traveling display that
highlights its activities. A preliminary set of captions were developed
by John Ikerd, Center for Sustainable Agriculture, University of Missouri-
The next step is to find the best illustrations for the captions. If any
of you have slides, photos, illustrations, etc, that you think would shine
on this board please forward copies to John at:
200 Mumford Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 316-882-4635, if you would like to discuss your examples with him
Feel free to contact me, as well. Thank you for any help.
Gabriel A. Hegyes
Sustainable Agriculture Network
Picture #1: (SAN Logo) Caption #1:
The Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) is a cooperative
effort by universities, government, agribusiness, and non-profit
organizations dedicated to information exchange. Knowledge on
sustainable agricultural issues and practices is available from
farmers, researchers, educators, non-profit organizations, and
publishers. However, coping with this dispersion is an
increasing challenge. SAN was developed, with support from the
USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
program , to help people find the right information when they
Picture #2: The SAN Directory -- Sharing Information Caption #2.
Some of the best ideas on sustainable agriculture are still in
the minds of people. A directory listing detailed
characteristics of individuals and organizations willing to
share their expertise in sustainable agriculture includes over
700 entries. The SAN Directory represents a broad array of
people and organizations with valuable experience in
(To be listed in future updates of the Directory, contact ATTRA
Picture #3: Other Publications Caption #3.
Preparing information in a form that is useful to farmers is a
high priority of SAN. Publications currently available include:
Managing Cover Crops Profitably
The Showcase of Sustainable Agriculture Information and
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Project
Picture #4: Computer Networking Caption #4.
Electronic exchange of documents and ideas is an increasingly
important activity of SAN. An electronic conference has been
formed on the Internet for electronic sharing of ideas and
information regarding sustainable agriculture. To subscribe,
send the following statement to email@example.com:
subscribe sanet-mg. For more information consult "Getting
Started Electronically with SAN," a publication available by
E-mail or telephone request to Gabriel Hegyes:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 301/504-6425.
Picture #5: Computer Diskettes (FOLIO infobase) Caption #5.
SAN publications and SARE project reports transformed into
microcomputer databases demonstrate the power of
state-of-the-art hypertext management using Folio Views
software. For a free copy, send a blank, formatted, high-density
3.5"diskette to Phil Rasmussen, Head, Ag. Systems Technology,
Utah State University, UMC-2300, Logan, UT 84322-2300.
Picture #6: Farmers, field trials, etc. Caption #6.
Information from 'experience,' case studies and other forms of
careful observation, will be available through the Sustainable
Agriculture Network. These sources will add a new dimension to
the science of sustainable agriculture. A SAN committee is
exploring ways to describe and share 'experiential' information
so that its validity and range of applicability will be more
easily evaluated by potential users.
Picture #7: Conference - Calendar of Events Caption #6.
SAN maintains a calendar of events related to sustainable
agriculture including conferences, field days, SARE grant
deadlines and seminars. The SAN calendar is made available to
users through the electronic network as well by mail. Contact
Gabriel Hegyes if you have an upcoming event you would like
placed on the SAN calendar.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE You can "join" SAN simply be
participating in one or more of its activities: contribute
information of the calendar, join the electronic discussion
group, volunteer yourself or another expert for listing in the
Directory, order SAN publications or the Folio Infobase, and let
us know what you think!
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For information about any or all SAN programs contact:
Gabriel Hegyes, SAN Coordinator, c/o AFSIC, Room 304
National Agricultural Library 10301 Baltimore Boulevard
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351. Telephone: 301/504-6425; FAX