Garth Youngberg

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Ivan Garth Youngberg was the founder and director of the Institute for Alternative Agriculture.[1][2]

He graduated from the University of Illinois with a PhD in Political Science in 1971.[3] He taught at Southwest Missouri State University, where he was chairman of the Political Science department until 1981.[4][5] He was a member of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Study Team for Organic Farming,[6] and Organic Resources Coordinator, for the USDA.[7][8] He lost his job during the Ronald Reagan administration transition.[9][10] He was a specialist with the Maryland Environmental Service.[11] He supported the Organic Farming Research Foundation.[12]



  • Alternative Farming Systems and Rural Communities: Exploring the Connections: Symposium Proceedings, Editors Garth Youngberg, Neill Schaller, Henry A. Wallace Center for Agriculture & Environmental Policy at Winrock International, 1992, ISBN 978-1-893182-02-8
  • "Sustainable Agriculture: An Overview", Sustainable agriculture in temperate zones, Editors Charles A. Francis, Cornelia Butler Flora, Larry D. King, Wiley-Interscience, 1990, ISBN 978-0-471-62227-7
  • "Policy Considerations for a Sustainable Agriculture", Sustainable Agriculture in California: Proceedings of a Research Symposium, Sacramento, California, March 15–16, 1990, Editor David Chaney, ANR Publications, 1991, ISBN 978-1-879906-02-0
  • Understanding the True Cost of Food: Considerations for a Sustainable Food System: Symposium Proceedings, Editors Garth Youngberg, Otto Doering, Henry A. Wallace Center for Agriculture & Environmental Policy at Winrock International, 1991, ISBN 978-1-893182-14-1
  • Biotechnology in Agriculture: Implications for Sustainability: Symposium Proceedings, Henry A. Wallace Center for Agriculture & Environmental Policy at Winrock International, 1986, ISBN 978-1-893182-03-5
  • "The Alternative Agricultural Movement", Policy Studies Journal, Volume 6 Issue 4, Pages 524 - 530
  • Federal administration and participatory democracy: the ASCS farmer committee system, Volume 1971, Part 1, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1971
  • John F. Kennedy's views on presidential power, Western Illinois University, 1966


  1. ^ "Organic Agriculture Pioneer Receives 'Genius' Award", Vegetarian Times, Oct 1988
  2. ^ "Garth Youngberg's Fertile Vision; The Natural-Farming Expert Reaps a Genius' Award'", The Washington Post, Ward Sinclair, Aug 1, 1988
  3. ^ Urbana-Champaign, ATLAS, LAS, University of Illinois at. "Award Recipients « Award Programs « Alumni Association « Alumni & Friends « College of LAS « Illinois". Retrieved 2016-04-11. 
  4. ^ Policy Studies Journal: The Journal of the Policy Studies Organization. University of Illinois. 1974-01-01. 
  5. ^ "News and Notes", Nack Young An, The Journal of Politics, Vol. 43, No. 2 (May, 1981), pp. 632-637
  6. ^ The Free Lance-Star Nov 12, 1979
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  8. ^ "Alternative Agriculture News from the Wallace Institute -- August '99". Retrieved 2016-04-11. 
  9. ^ "Alternative Agriculture' Harvesting New Support", The Morning Call, October 01, 1989, PETE LEFFLER
  10. ^ The grasslands of the United States: an environmental history, James Earl Sherow, ABC-CLIO, 2007, ISBN 978-1-85109-720-3
  11. ^ Brewster, David E.; Rasmussen, Wayne David; Youngberg, Garth (1983-01-01). Farms in Transition: Interdisciplinary Perspective on Farm Structure. Iowa State University Press. ISBN 9780813806365. 
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