Links of Interest to Farmers:
The North American Farmers' Direct
Marketing Association is the perfect place for family farmers, extension
agents and farm market managers to network with each other on the profitability
of direct marketing.
National Farmers' Union Farmers
Union's mission is to protect and enhance the economic interests and quality
of life of farmers and ranchers and rural communities.
ATTRA - Appropriate Technology Transfer
for Rural Areas - is the
national sustainable farming information center operated by the
private nonprofit National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).
Small Farm Today magazine
was founded by a small farmer in central Missouri in 1984 and is dedicated
to the preservation and promotion of small farming, rural living, community,
sustainability, and agripreneurship. It is published on a farm, by a farmer,
UC Small Farm Program Sustainable Farming Connection
is a University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
(DANR) statewide program. The Small Farm Program provides production and
marketing information to farmers not reached by traditional extension programs.
Farming Connection This site -- conceived and managed by former staff
members of The New Farm magazine -- will help you tame costs, add
value to what you sell and keep you informed of the latest news from the
sustainable farming community.
Leopold Center is located at Iowa State University and has three primary
objectives: to identify and reduce negative impacts of agriculture
on natural resources and rural communities; to develop profitable farming
systems that conserve natural resources; to work with ISU Extension and
other groups to inform the public of new research findings
Wallace Center Winrock International,
is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, research
and education organization established in 1983 to encourage and facilitate
the adoption of low-cost, resource-conserving, and environmentally sound
Organic Farming Research Foundation
UMASS Agriculture and Landscape Program
What is Community Supported Agriculture and How Does It Work?
The Center for Agroecology
and Sustainable Food Systems
Sustainable Agriculture Network
Center for Integrated Agricultural
A sustainable agriculture research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
brings together farmers, researchers, policy makers, and others to study
farming practices, farm profitability, the environment, and rural vitality.
Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial
Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition
Upper Midwest Grazing Conference
Community Supported Agriculture and Permaculture Farm at Iowa State University
To provide a site where students, faculty, farmers and community
members can interact to learn formally and informally about the interrelatedness
of the food system and the viability of localized food systems. Because
the farm is student-operated, a number of considerations, including consumer
demand, production practices, energy usage, ecological design, pest control
and economic management, will be integrated in student experience in a
way that is currently not possible through conventional educational channels.
Food, and Human Values Society is an organization of professionals
dedicated to the study of values issues associated with the production,
distribution and consumption of food, fiber and natural resources.