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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.
Avicultura Rentable: Criando Aves en Pasturas es una guía que incluye experiencias de agricultores y lo último en investigación para criar pollos y pavos usando corrales, cercos portátiles y pasturas.
The Small Ruminant Toolbox
This Small Ruminant Toolbox is a large collection of publications, presentations and other resources that will be helpful to small ruminant producers and educators.
Good Natured Family Farms Brings Together Producers and Local Businesses to Market Local Foods
Good Natured Family Farms is an alliance of more than 150 family farms and small businesses in the Kansas City, MO area. They sell products under the Good Natured Family Farms’ logo in Balls Food Stores in the Kansas City Area. Their selection of products encompasses all-natural beef, free-range chickens, free-range brown eggs, farmhouse cheeses, milk, eggnog, […]
Agripreneur Training Program Materials
Materials developed to train Latino immigrants interested in starting a free-range poultry business. Incluye el currículo en español.
Farm to Hospital Toolkit
Tools farmers and hospitals can use to increase direct hospital purchases from local producers.
Multi-State Resource Tool Addresses Small Ruminant Production Needs
A comprehensive small ruminant resource tool covering all manners of production, planning, marketing, health, and facilities has been developed to aid producers and the Extension agents who work with them in improving sheep and goat profitability and sustainability. Linda Coffey, agriculture specialist with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), said that the popularity of […]
Walk-In Coolers for Winter Storage
Resources for farmers interested in on-farm winter storage options for season extension. Each resource offers a case study for a specific facility construction, and both outline important considerations for a winter storage facility.
How-to-Guide for Aspiring Urban Micro-Agricultural Entrepreneurs
Created for city residents who want to increase their access to fresh, healthy and affordable food.
MarketReady Educational Resources
MarketReady prepares food producers to sell directly to consumers and wholesale buyers.
Edible Avalon Curriculum
This summer program curriculum teaches youth about local food systems and sustainable agriculture.
Expanding Winter Harvest and Sales for New England Vegetable Crops
This University of Massachusetts website offers resources on winter vegetable crop storage, marketing and low-cost season extension through structures such as hoop houses and low tunnels.
Moving Nursery Producers Toward Sustainable Practices Fact Sheets
These fact sheets discuss alternative containers, marketing and crop selection, alternatives to synthetic herbicides and integrated pest management in commercial nursery plant production.
Profitable Poultry: Raising Birds on Pasture features farmer experiences plus the latest research in a guide to raising chickens and turkeys using pens, movable fencing and pastures.
Food Hubs: The Next Evolution in Local Markets?
If you think the local foods movement is just a fad, think again. For the first time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has included restaurants and grocery store sales in its local food markets survey, and the sales are hard to ignore: nearly $5 billion a year in fruits and vegetables from local farmers. That […]
Mount Pleasant Local Food and Farm Assessment
An assessment of the needs and opportunities associated with developing a regional food system.
Marketing for Profit Curricula
Curricula developed for individuals interested in offering a comprehensive marketing training program for farmers market managers and farmers.
Cooperative Extension Farm to School Resources
Farm to School resources available from ASAP in North Carolina.
Guide to Starting a Locally-Scaled, Local-Foods Based Cooperative
Information on planning for and running a cooperative can be found in this handbook.
Sustainable Food Systems for Georgia’s Agrarian Future
This report analyzes the need for food hubs in Georgia to help facilitate a regional food system.