The Sustainable Agriculture & Forestry Scholarship Endowment Fund

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Newsletters are published twice a year. They contain articles related to the mission of the Scholarship. The summer issue introduce the current year scholarship recipient. Click on an image in order to download a pdf or e-publication of that issue. You can sign up on the mailing list to receive notification of new issues as they are released.

Newsletter Issue No. 1, April 2016, presents the scholarship and provides overview of the problems we seek to solve. Click the image to download a copy.

Newsletter Issue No. 2, July 2016 presents the scholarship winners for 2016. Click the image to download a copy.

Newsletter Issue No. 3, October 2016, announces the Scholarship Programs for Practitioners and Students for 2017. Click the image to download a copy.

It also provides an introduction to the importance of soil health to the health of the human race.

NEWSLETTER No 6, December 2017.

The main article addresses the need for healthy biomes in the soil, the oceans, and the gut.

The format is 8 1/2 x 17 inches.

To download a full size pdf version, NL 6 Dec-2017.pdf

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Newsletter No. 7, June 2018 tells why no scholarships were offered this year, presents a profile of one of the major donors, and announces the dates for the 2019 Scholarship applications, in addition to other information.

Clicking on the image downloads a pdf file of the newsletter.

Newsletter No. 8, December 2018 announces the schedule for the 2019 Scholarship applications and award, presents a profile of Bruce Ause—the accomplished environmental educator, presents issues and solutions about water quality, and provides update about a previous Scholarship recipient.

Newsletter No. 9 published June 2019.

Contains introduction to the 2019 Scholarship recipient and articles about the disappearing pollinators around the world.

Links to referenced articles can be found here.

Newsletter No. 10, December 2019 focuses on water pollution in lakes, rivers, and ground water

Newsletter No. 11, May 2020 introduces the 2020 scholarship recipient and presents economic benefits of regenerative agricultural practices

Newsletter No. 12, November 2020 announces the 2021 Scholarship application program, discusses how to expand use of cover crops, and defines the concept of the beneficial Circular Economy.

Links to references can be found here.

Newsletter No. 13, May/June 2021, announces the 2021 Scholarship recipient, includes an article by Jim VanDerPol, a Minnesota farmer, addressing the need to change the agricultural practices to become sustainable.

The center section addresses the significant drop in nutrition in fruits, vegetables, and grains over the last 50 years and provides information about the link between healthy soils and good nutrition.

Go to this page for references and their links