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Our team members love to share their knowledge on all things organic—whether it’s our first rate scientific research, farming practices, the organic standards, home gardening or how and why it’s vital that we live an authentic, organic life. Host a Rodale Institute speaker at your next event and help create a massive awakening!
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Mark’s professional experience has been dedicated to environmental sustainability, efficiency and conservation. In his previous posts he designed and implemented the Green Mission Environmental Best Practices at Whole Foods where he employed a region-wide composting and recycling initiative resulting in an 80% diversion of waste from landfills, launched energy saving programs and was chosen as a messenger for Al Gore’s Climate Project presenting to over 15,000 people on the effects of Global Warming. He has also been a teacher, basketball coach, and biodynamic farmer for over 30 years.
Rodale Institute–Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Don’t Treat Your Soil Like Dirt!
Preserving the Harvest Using Lacto Fermentation
Composting Food Waste on a Commercial Scale
Back Yard Chickens
Jeff Moyer is an expert in organic crop production systems including weed management, cover crops, crop rotations, equipment modification and use, and facilities design. He has helped countless farmers make the transition from conventional, chemical-based farming to organic or sustainable methods. Throughout his more than 30 years at the Rodale Institute, Moyer has brought a farmer’s perspective and approach to issues in organic agriculture. He is a past chair of the National Organic Standards Board, which assists the USDA Secretary of Agriculture in developing standards for materials to be used in organic production as well as advising on other aspects of implementing the National Organic Program. He is also a member of the Leonardo Academy’s committee on sustainability, board member of Organic Farming Research Foundation, and a founding board member of Pennsylvania Certified Organic.
Organic Solutions to a Broken Food System
Transition from Conventional Ag Production to a Certified Organic Approach
Organic No-till: Blending the best of both worlds
Cover Crops: The promise of tomorrows soils.
Dr. Elaine Ingham is a world-renowned soil biologist who continues to study the microbial life of the soil and how organic “works.” Dr. Ingham has led Soil Foodweb, Inc. as president and director of research since 1996 helping farmers all over the world to grow more resilient crops by understanding and improving their soil. She is also an affiliate professor at Maharishi University of Management in Iowa and has served in academia for two decades. Elaine started her academic career at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN graduating in 1974 with a double major, cum laude, in Biology and Chemistry. Elaine earned her Master of Science in Microbiology in 1977 at Texas A & M University and her doctorate degree from Colorado State University in 1981. Elaine’s doctorate is in Microbiology with an emphasis on soil and she was offered a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Natural Resource Ecology Lab at Colorado State University. In 1985, Elaine accepted a Research Associate Fellowship at the University of Georgia. In 1986, Elaine moved to Oregon State University, and joined the faculty in both Forest Science and Botany and Plant Pathology.
Soil Life and Soil Food Webs
Sustainable Nutrient Cycling
Composting: Thermal, Worm and Static Composting
Liquid Composts: The production and use of compost tea and compost extracts
Because Rodale Institute is a non-profit, we kindly request coverage of
travel expenses and an honorarium for each speaking engagement.
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