General Information on Sustainable Agriculture

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Availability varies by resource (many are accessible for free online). See individual resources for more information.


These general resources can be useful for youth educators who want to learn and share information about sustainable agriculture.


Youth Renewing the Countryside


This full-color book profiles 50 inspiring young people—one from every state—who are revitalizing rural America with new enterprises.

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Managing Cover Crops Profitably, 3rd Edition


Managing Cover Crops Profitably explores how and why cover crops work and provides all the information needed to build cover crops into any farming operation.

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Building Soils for Better Crops, 3rd Edition


Building Soils for Better Crops is a one-of-a-kind, practical guide to ecological soil management, now expanded and in full color.

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Shorter Publications and Handouts

What is Sustainable Agriculture?


This award-winning report provides a sampler of best practices in sustainable agriculture—from marketing and community vitality to cover crops and grazing—as well as eight profiles of producers, educators and researchers who have successfully implemented them.

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¿Qué es la Agricultura Sustentable?


Este reporte ganador de un premio provee un muestrario de mejores prácticas en la agricultura sustentable – desde el mercadeo y la vitalidad de la comunidad hasta cultivos de cobertura y pastoreo – así como ocho perfiles de productores, educadores e investigadores que las han implementado con éxito. 

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How to Conduct Research on Your Farm or Ranch


This 32-page bulletin outlines how to conduct research at the farm level, offering practical tips for both crop and livestock producers, as well as a comprehensive list of more in-depth resources.

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Sustainable Ag Poster


A poster depicting the elements of sustainable agriculture.

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Youth Coloring Sheet


“Sustainable” is a word we hear all the time these days: sustainable farming, sustainable communities, sustainable living. This coloring sheet helps youth learn how sustainable producers can contribute to a healthy environment, make a good living, and grow a strong and healthy community of caring people.

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