What is Sustainable Agriculture?

New Video Animates a Whole-Farm Approach to Sustainability

March 12, 2021
What is Sustainable Agriculture Episode 1

Farmers and researchers are working together to develop and implement agricultural practices that increase profitability, quality of life and environmental stewardship. SARE's new series of short animated videos illustrate how producers can improve the success and health of their farms by implementing sustainable practices. The eight “What is Sustainable Agriculture?” videos are useful and engaging for audiences with a variety of educational backgrounds and complement other educational resources well.

“A Whole Farm Approach to Sustainability,” the first video in the new series, highlights holistic management practices that allow us to produce enough food to satisfy today’s needs without compromising our ability to do so tomorrow. This approach focuses on:

  • Increasing biodiversity
  • Enhancing soil health
  • Promoting ecological pest management 
  • Implementing water conservation practices

“A Whole Farm Approach to Sustainability” is now available for viewing and sharing at www.sare.org and on YouTube. Farmers, ranchers, educators and other agricultural professionals may download the video and can embed it without modification into websites or other noncommercial educational presentations. This video series was produced through a collaboration of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program and Pixeldust Studios.

Topics: Animal Production, Crop Production, Production Systems, Sustainable Communities
Related Locations: North Central, Northeast, South, West