[Market Farming] (FWD from sanet-mg) Sustainable Agriculture resources, online, videos, etc.
Lawrence F. London, Jr.
venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
Mon Sep 19 23:38:14 EDT 2011
(FWD from sanet-mg) Sustainable Agriculture resources, online, videos, etc.
/Western Region Farm Profiles/ is a collection of farm profiles,
research reports and technical management guides presented at a western
region sustainable agriculture conference in 2000.
/Case Studies of Beginning Farmers/ is a collection of profiles of
beginning farmers located in highly developed areas similar in many
respects to the Northeast. Includes tips for beginning farmers gleaned
from analysis of the case
/Farm Stories/ is a collection of stories created by the Southern
Sustainable Agriculture Working Group about Southern producers running
successful sustainable farming operations.
/Natural Farming Systems in the South/**is a collection of videos
produced by the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group that
provides an easy, economical way to take a virtual tour of some highly
successful farming operations in the region.You can read about the farms
included in the series at http://www.ssawg.org/virtualfarm.html.Stream
on-line or check out the DVD from the WWC Library.
/Towards a Sustainable Agriculture/ includes links to a number of
conventional, sustainable and organic farm profiles.
Cornell University’s /Small Farm Program/ website includes links to many
small farm profiles, including farmers doing research on their
The Horticulture program at Cornell maintains a High Tunnel webpage that
includes farm profiles of growers that have been successful using high
tunnels for season extension.http://www.hort.cornell.edu/hightunnel/info.htm
The Organic Trade Association maintains a collection of organic farm
profiles at their /How to Go Organic/
Whole Farm Planning at Work: Success Stories of Ten Farms tells the
stories of 10 farm families who successfully adopted whole farm planning
strategies for their farm. www.mnproject.org/publications/studies.PDF
Energy Independence: On Farm Biodiesel Fuel Production (how-to)
Roger Rainville is ahead of the curve when it comes to reducing costs on
his farm near Alburgh, Vermont. He's currently producing biodiesel for
about $1.70 a gallon.
Trantham's Sustainable 12 Aprils Dairy Grazing Program (how-to)
Tom Trantham was one of South Carolina's top producing dairymen back in
the 1980s. But he wasn't making much money. He ran a typical confined
feeding operation and his feed bill alone ate up 65 percent of his gross
income. Then something happened that changed his life.
Sustainable Energy: Thermal Banking Greenhouse Design (how-to)
Steven Schwen of Earthen Path Organic Farm (Lake City, Minnesota) has
built an innovative greenhouse that allows him to extend his growing
season while reducing energy costs.
Sustainable Food: Earthen Path Organic Farm (story)
You might say organic farmer Steven Schwen plows a different path
through life; one built of a strong connection to the land, without many
of the trappings we normally would associate as necessities of modern
No Till Farmer: Steward of the Land (story)
This is a story about a farmer, Dan Forgey, and his connection to the
land, and the community in which he has lived throughout his life. This
is also a story about a true pioneer, and the pioneering spirit that
seems to inspire this particular community of farmers to farm in a
The Next Step: Adding Cover Crop To A No-Till System (how-to)
Dan Forgey, farm manager at Cronin Farms in South Dakota, has been using
no-till management for more than 17 years. Over that time, Forgey has
developed a keen understanding of how his farming system works and where
new challenges and opportunities exist.
Cattle, Sheep, Grain, and Hay: The Imperial Stock Ranch Story (story)
I was looking forward to the road trip to the Imperial Stock Ranch, and
learning more about what it takes to run a large ranch. Thoughts of open
spaces, corrals, and cowboys on horseback all came to mind.
Added Value: Direct Marketing for Farmers and Ranchers (how-to)
The Imperial Stock Ranch, which began in 1871, faces a new and serious
challenge to its very survival: how to create new markets for its
products to compensate for longstanding existing markets that have
declined or shifted overseas. Some bold steps were needed to rethink
what to do with the wool from the sheep they raise on their 30,000 acre
ranch in Eastern Oregon. Their solution? Direct, value-added marketing
to yarn retailers and apparel designers.
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