CFV: sci.agriculture

L. Todd Masco cactus at
Wed Nov 24 17:30:53 EST 1993

                      FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
This is the first of two Call For Votes (CFV) regarding the proposed
creation of a new newsgroup.  Please read the proposal before voting.
Detailed instructions for voting are given below.

Unmoderated group sci.agriculture

Newsgroups line:

sci.agriculture		Farming, agriculture and related topics
All votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 15 December 1993.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  All questions
regarding voting and procedure or reports of problems should be mailed
to "L. Todd Masco" <cactus at>.

All votes should be mailed to vote at

All questions regarding the proposed new group should be mailed to
the proposer, David Bromage <bromage at>.

This CFV is being posted to the following newsgroups:


And once the CFV has appeared, it will also be mailed to the mailing list:

	sustag at


This newsgroup is intended for the discussion of any topics related to farming
and agriculture.

Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:

	- Land management
	- Water management
	- Soils
	- Erosion (prevention of)
	- Forestry
	- Hydroponics
	- Aeroponics
	- Aquaculture
	- Permaculture
	- Economic aspects
	- Advice and assistance including personal experience
	- Announcement of forthcoming courses and conferences
	- Discussion and criticism of literature


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      I vote YES on sci.agriculture
      I vote NO on sci.agriculture
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