Considering all the recent talk about extension, maybe now is a good time to
put forth my query. First of all, I'd like to thank you all for a
tremendously enlightening and informative experience I have had on Sanet.
As someone with an ecology background but wanting to get into sustainable
agriculture, it is a fabulous introduction and more to the issues and
questions out there.
Now to the meat:
Awhile ago I asked if anyone knew anything about the Dutch school Wageningen
and got several replies, thanks so much--they were very helpful. I have a
degree in something called Earth Systems and am going to be attending
Wageningen next fall to get my masters in Ecological Agriculture. I
currently work for a wheat breeder. The reason I am going back to school is
to be qualified to do what I want to be doing--which is working in an
extension capacity helping to facilitate changeovers to sustainable
practices and to establish new ecological farming paradigms. In view of the
recent thread--I would like to be the person you could call up who would
help you design sustainable answers to farming problems across the board.
So i have two questions:
1) The most important issue is, obviously, how could I best serve you? This
applies to farmers, producers, and all other people involved in the farming
community. I want to make knowledge available and be involved in helping
people find solutions to their farming and environmental
problems-agricultural, economic, you name it. Can you all take some time
and tell me what you think would be the most useful way to help make this
kind of change happen? Where are the gaps? What needs to be getting done
2) The masters program involves a thesis project which is at this time
undetermined. Does anyone have any suggestions as to valuable topics,
foundations interested in supporting research, favorite research projects,
any agency or person who would be interested in cooperating? My personal
interest is in whole farm integrated systems (because I believe the whole is
so much more than the sum of its parts), but I am open to all ideas.
Thank you so much. Any input will be greatly, greatly appreciated.
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