ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

Are you looking for the latest in sustainable agriculture and organic farming news, events and funding opportunities? The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service covers these topics, plus offers in-depth publications on production practices, alternative crop and livestock enterprises, innovative marketing, organic certification, and highlights of local, regional, USDA and other federal sustainable agriculture activities.
What is Sustainable Agriculture?

<!-- InstanceEndEditable --> Whether you're a beginning farmer, or an experienced agricultural producer interested in transitioning to more sustainable practices, you may want to start by learning more about the principles of sustainable agriculture and some of the "systems" approaches associated with it. The publications in this series introduce and discuss concepts, and provide a general overview.

Agriculture, Climate Change and Carbon Sequestration Summary [HTML] [PDF/953K]
Applying the Principles of Sustainable Farming Summary [HTML] [PDF/472K]
Biointensive Integrated Pest Management Summary [HTML] [PDF/854K]
Farmscaping to Enhance Biological Control Summary [HTML] [PDF/1.4M]
Finding Land to Farm: Six Ways to Secure Farmland Summary [PDF/1.5M]
Holistic Management: A Whole-Farm Decision Making Framework Summary [PDF/336K]
Introduction to Permaculture: Concepts and Resources Summary [HTML]
Local Food Directories Summary [HTML]
Manures for Organic Crop Production Summary [HTML] [PDF/381K]
Organic Crop Production Overview Summary [HTML] [PDF/954K]
Overview of Cover Crops and Green Manures Summary [HTML] [PDF/472K]
Sustainable Agriculture: An Introduction Summary [HTML] [PDF/699K]

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