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Sustainable Agriculture

These sites deal with sustainable agriculture. Look at what sustainable agriculture is, how it can be achieved, the business behind sustainable agriculture and much more. Resources include articles, lesson plans, audio, and video. There are also links to eThemes Resources on the History of Farming and Missouri Agriculture.

Grades

  • 9,
  • 10

Links

Get a glimpse behind the concept of sustainable agriculture from this breief explanation of the topic. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This curriculum was designed by the Center for Integrated Agriculture Systems at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
This site provides the latest in sustainable agriculture and organic farming news, events and funding opportunities. Resources include information on: what is sustainable agriculture
This ATTRA publication (eight-page PDF) provides an introduction to sustainable agriculture. Its contents include: what is sustainable agriculture; how do we achieve sustainability; know your markets, protect your profits, and add value to your products; build soil structure and fertility; protect water quality on and beyond the farm; manage pests ecologically, use minimal pesticides; maximize biodiversity on the farm; and how can I learn more about sustainable agriculture.
This article published by the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems out of UC Santa Cruz explores social issues in sustainable agriculture, specifically why continue to discuss the definition, current definitions of sustainability, conventional agricultural priorities, limiting assumptions, expanding the concept of agricultural sustainability, and institutional change.
This article published by the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems out of UC Santa Cruz explores social issues in sustainable agriculture, specifically the scope of sustainability problems, causes of nonsustainability, and dominant visions for sustainable agriculture.
This article published by the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems out of UC Santa Cruz explores social issues in sustainable agriculture, specifically a social context for sustainable agriculture, food distribution issues, control and concentration in food and agriculture, income distribution in U.S. agriculture, labor conditions in food and agriculture, distribution of power and decision making in U.S. agriculture, research priorities in food and agriculture, and how have we begun to address social issues.
This publication compiled by the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center answers the following questions: what is sustainable agriculture, what standards are available for sustainable agriculture, where are the best sustainable agriculture research and information sources, how can I find sustainable agriculture people and organizations, where can I explore educational and career opportunities, who will fund my sustainable agriculture research project, and where can I find sustainable agriculture conferences and workshops?
This annotated bibliography looks at the history of sustainable agriculture.
This publication looks at the basics of sustainable agriculture, a sampling of perspectives, the future of sustainable agriculture, and related terms.
This UC site includes links to newsletter/publications, crop/livestock production, new releases/media, biologically integrated farming systems (BIFS), educational programs, organic farming, funding opportunities, and community food systems.
This official website has resources on sustainable agriculture that may be helpful for educators, but requires you to share personal information and answers so basic questions about your interests in sustainable agriculture. Some of the resources available on this site are available for a fee.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainable agriculture. This site includes links to publications of interest in sustainable agriculture and a blog dealing with hot button issues related to sustainable agriculture.
Learn about sustainable agriculture from a farmer's perspective. (Total Running Time: 2:42) NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site links to a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
This video explores the need for sustainable agriculture in today's world. (Total Running Time: 2:55) NOTE: This site links to a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
Learn about how agricultural biotechnology is helping farmers around the world. (Total Running Time: 5:20) NOTE: This site links to a discussion board. (forum, message board, etc.)
These sites are about the history of farming and agriculture. Includes information about farms and ranches in the U.S. Learn about tools and techniques used in the past.
These sites have information about Missouri agriculture. Learn about the common crops grown in the state such as soybeans and corn. See Webcams of corn and soybean fields. There are also links to eThemes Resources on soil and farming today.

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