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Sustainable Agriculture Task Force
Agriculture is an integral part of American life. America's farms and
ranches provide food, feed, and fiber to people worldwide. Culturally,
agriculture plays a key role in our national identity and character.
Agriculture continues to define and sustain a thriving and distinctive
rural culture in America. For these reasons, agriculture is critically
important to sustainable development in local, regional, national, and
The Sustainable Agriculture Task Force is developing an integrated vision
of sustainable agriculture, focusing on sustainable production practices
and systems. The Task Force will recommend goals and actions in the areas
of agriculture-related research and education, technology, and farming
practices and systems to the Council for the National Action Strategy.
Method and Organization
The Sustainable Agriculture Task Force has asked 12 additional advisory
members from disciplines and backgrounds reflecting the diversity and
balance of the Council to enhance its work and outcome. The Task Force is
using an approach that synthesizes public roundtable discussions, field
visits, and review and analysis of the literature into a draft report for
public review and subsequent final report.
The Task Force is holding a series of roundtable discussions with invited
experts from diverse disciplines and experiences in the area of
agriculture. These roundtable discussions are held in conjunction with
the quarterly Council meetings. The next roundtable is scheduled for
April 26, 1995 in San Francisco.
Task Force Council Membership
John H. Adams, Executive Director, Natural Resources Defense
Richard Barth, Chairman, President & CEO, Ciba-Geigy
Richard Rominger, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of
Carol M. Browner, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection
A.D. Correll, Chairman & CEO, Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Samuel C. Johnson, Chairman, S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc.
Jonathan Lash, President, World Resources Institute
John C. Sawhill, President & CEO, The Nature Conservancy