Michael Sligh Papers, 1972-2019 (bulk 1984-2016)

Summary Information

Title: Michael Sligh Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1972-2019 (bulk 1984-2016)

  • Sligh, Michael (James Michael), 1950-
Call Number: Mss 1214; PH 7088; Audio 2012A; VDA 436-VDA 438

Quantity: 42.0 cubic feet (41 records center cartons and 3 archives boxes), 0.1 cubic feet of photographs (1 folder), 5 audio recordings (3 cassette tapes and 2 CDs), and 3 videorecordings (DVDs)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers, 1972-2019 (bulk 1984-2016), of Michael Sligh, an organic farmer, program director at the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA), policy analyst, author, and spokesperson for organic and sustainable agriculture. During the course of a 40 plus-year career, Sligh served as founding chair of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), was a co-founder of the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG), a founding member of the National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture (NCSA), the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC), the National Organic Coalition (NOC), the Domestic Fair-Trade Association (DFTA), and the U.S. Organic Farmers Association. Other activities documented include work on organic standards integrity, public plant and animal breeding, biotechnology in agriculture, agricultural research and legislation, and the development of international guidelines for organic production and processing.


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Forms part of the Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Collection.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss01214
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