Rodale Institute Names Dr. Elaine Ingham as New Chief Scientist

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					Rodale Institute Names Dr. Elaine Ingham as New
Chief Scientist
World-renowned soil biology expert to join Rodale Institute

January 24, 2011 10:45 AM Eastern Time  

KUTZTOWN, Pa.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Rodale Institute, a non-profit dedicated to pioneering
organic farming through research and outreach, today announced the appointment of Dr. Elaine Ingham as Chief
Scientist. Dr. Ingham has lead 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.

In her new role as Chief Scientist, Dr. Ingham will take the lead on all Rodale Institute research projects; act as the
scientific voice for the Institute as she travels worldwide; and help create a vision for the future of food and farming.

“Dr. Ingham is a true, card-carrying Soil Biologist—a rare entity. As one of the foremost authorities on practical soil
biology management, she is uniquely qualified to pioneer new frontiers of organic research with the Rodale Institute,” 
says Executive Director Mark Smallwood. “We are very excited to have her join our team.” 

Since it’s founding in 1947 by J.I. Rodale, the Rodale Institute has been committed to groundbreaking research in
organic agriculture, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating people about how organic is the
safest, healthiest option for people and the planet. The Institute is home to the Farming Systems TrialTM (FST),
America’s longest-running side-by-side comparison of chemical and organic agriculture. Consistent results from the
study have shown that organic yields match or surpass those of conventional farming. In years of drought, organic
corn yields are about 30% higher. This year, 2011 marks the 30th year of the trial. New areas of study at the Rodale
Institute include rates of carbon sequestration in chemical versus organic plots and new techniques for weed
suppression.

ABOUT RODALE INSTITUTE

Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach. For
over sixty-years, we’ve been researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing our findings with
farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers
about how going organic is the healthiest options for people and the planet.

Contacts
Rodale Institute
Maya Rodale, 610-683-1483
maya.rodale@rodaleinst.org

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