Press Releases


‘Walk for an Organic Planet’ Schedule Announced

Rodale Institute Director Begins  160 Mile Walk from PA to Washington, D.C.  (Kutztown, PA  October 1, 2014) On October 1, 2014, Rodale Institute Executive Director, ‘Coach’ Mark Smallwood set out on a 160 mile walk from the Institute’s farm in … Continued

Rodale Institute Welcomes New Chief Scientist, Dr. Kristine Nichols

(Kutztown, PA, July 8, 2014) Rodale Institute, a non-profit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach, today announced that Dr. Kristine Nichols is the new Chief Scientist and began July 7th. Raised on a conventional farm in southwestern … Continued

Allentown Champion of the Homeless Joins Organic Mission

(Kutztown, PA, July 8, 2014) Rodale Institute, a non-profit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach, today announced that Gary Millspaugh is the new Senior Director of Development and began July 7th.  Gary had previously served as Executive … Continued

Veterans answer a new calling: organic farming

(Kutztown, PA) According to the USDA’s Census of Agriculture, during the last 30 years the average age of U.S. farmers has grown by nearly eight years, from 50.5 years to 58.3 years.  For many of those farmers, it becomes more … Continued

Veggie Races to go organic

(Reading, Pennsylvania) Rodale Institute, a non-profit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach, today announced their new partnership with the Reading Fightin Phils, Double-A Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, to take their award-winning “Veggie Race” … Continued

Rodale Institute Expands Scope, Adds Staff

(Kutztown, Pennsylvania) Rodale Institute, a non-profit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach, today announced the addition of new staff members to support the Institute’s implementation of replicable, farm-scale models of organic agricultural methods. These models demonstrate best … Continued