Elaine Ingham

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"Dr. Elaine Ingham is a world-renowned soil biologist who continues to study the microbial life of the soil, which in large part explains why organic “works.” Elaine founded Soil FoodwebInc. in 1996, helping farmers all over the world to grow more resilient crops by understanding and improving their soil life. She is also an affiliate professor at Maharishi University of Management in Iowa and has served in academia for three decades.

"Elaine started her academic career at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN graduating in 1974 with a double major, cum laude, in Biology and Chemistry. Elaine earned her Master of Science in Microbiology in 1977 at Texas A & M University and her doctorate degree in soil microbiology from Colorado State University in 1981, after which she worked as a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Natural Resource Ecology Lab at Colorado State University. In 1985, Elaine accepted a Research Associate Fellowship at the University of Georgia. In 1986, Elaine joined the faculty at Oregon State University, with a split appointment in Forest Science and Botany and Plant Pathology, until 2001, when her work with Soil Foodweb Inc. required her to focus on the world-wide network that was developing. In January of 2011, Dr. Ingham joined Rodale Institute as Chief Scientist." [1]

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  1. BioLogic Systems About, organizational web page, accessed April 24, 2014.