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Title: Agroecology : the science of sustainable agriculture
Author: Miguel A. Altieri
Published: Boulder, CO : Westview Press , 1995 2nd ed.

Summary: Agroecology incorporates ideas about a more environmentally and socially sensitive approach to agriculture, one that focuses on sustainability as well as production. The author extracts the key principles of sustainable agriculture and discusses successful management systems, drawing on case studies of sustainable rural development. Chapters cover agroecological thought, methodology and practice, sustainable technology, traditional agriculture, ecologically based agricultural development programs, organic farming, polyculture cropping, cover cropping and mulching, crop rotation and minimum tillage, agroforestry, integrated pest management, weed and plant disease ecology and management, and management of pastures and soil. Some chapters are contributed by Susanna B. Hecht, Richard Norgaard, Thomas O. Sikor, John G. Farrell, Bill Murphy, Matt Liebman and Fred Magdoff.

ISBN: 0813317185
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable development

Title: Agroforestry and sutainable systems : symposium proceedings
Contributors: technical coordinator W.J. Rietveld
Published: Washington, DC : USDA , 1995

Summary: proceedings of the Agroforestry and Sustainable Systems Symposium, Fort Collins, CO, August 7-10, 1994

Call Number: 67.5 AGR
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Forest management , Melons , Soils , Sustainable agriculture , Tree farming , Windbreaks and shelterbelts

Title: Amish agriculture in Iowa : indigenous knowledge for sustainable small-farm systems
Author: Rhonda Lou Yoder
Published: Ames, IA : Technology and Social Change Program, Iowa State University , c1990
Series: Studies in technology and social change no. 15

Summary: The Old Order Amish have been farming in Iowa for 150 years and have developed a very stable farming system and represent a valuable resource for others interested in in stable, sustainable farming systems. This report explores how Amish farmers are similar to other Iowa farmers, how Amish agriculture is unique and why it is resilient, how the social organization of Amish community affects farming practices, and how current agricultural economic realities impact Amish farmers.

ISBN: 0945271247
Call Number: 57 YOD
Subjects: Amish farms , Small farms , Sustainable agriculture

Title: At nature's pace : farming and the American dream
Author: Gene Logsdon
Published: New York, NY : Pantheon Books , 1994 1st paperback ed.

Summary: Essays on the decline of rural society and the need for agricultural reform. The author explains the biological and economic crises that threaten farmers, their land and the urban communities that depend on them, and discovers growing agricultural awareness and evidence of positive change in exploring Amish communities, and others working with alternative agricultural methods.

ISBN: 0679758445
Call Number: 80 LOG
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Amish farms , Farm life , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Backyard market gardening : the entrepreneur's guide to selling what you grow
Author: Andrew W. Lee
Published: Columbus, NC : Good Earth Publications , c1993

Summary: This book provides information on how to grow and sell vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs and small livestock from a backyard market garden. Chapters cover sites and soils, tools, marketing strategies, business planning, production techniques and ecofarming.

ISBN: 0962464805
Call Number: 85.2 LEE
Subjects: Fruits, marketing , Market gardening , Marketing , New business management , New businesses planning , Small business , Sustainable agriculture , Truck farms , Vegetables, marketing

Title: The biological farmer : a complete guide to the sustainable & profitable biological system of farming
Author: Gary F. Zimmer
Published: Austin, TX : Acres U.S.A. , c2000

Summary: Biological farming strives to reduce input costs, increase profits, and, at the same time, improve soil conditions and livestock health, reduce erosion, disease, weed and insect pressure and improve the environment. Biological farmers learn how to evaluate soil for its health, tilth and soil life and take steps to get soils in balance, which may at times include the judicious use of synthetic fertilizers.

ISBN: 0911311629
Call Number: 58 ZIM
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative agriculture , Biological farming , Crop production , Fertility , Soil management , Soil testing , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Chicken little, tomato sauce and agriculture : who will produce tomorrow's food
Author: Joan Dye Gussow
Published: New York, NY : Bootstrap Press , 1994, c1991

Summary: This book presents an analysis of the North American predicament in food and agriculture, criticizes large scale, industrial agriculture and advocates smaller scale, more localized food systems.

ISBN: 0942850327
Call Number: 80 GUS
Subjects: Food systems , Quality control , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Creating a sustainable future : learning to change your life, the community and the world
Author: John A. Francis
Published: [Pullman, WA] : Kellogg/Washington State University Integrated Farming Systems Holistic Management Project , 1999

Summary: This book examines the progress of a project undertaken to help farmers, ranchers and others take charge of their lives, their work and their communities through the development of trust building, consensus, leadership and holistic management skills.

Call Number: 80.5 FRA
Subjects: Activism , Community development , Group meeting skills , Holistic management , Leadership , Social change , Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable living

Title: Curricula in sustainable agriculture
Author: Charles A. Francis
Contributors: A project of the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education and Agriculture in Concert with the Environment
Second Author: James W. King
Published: Lincoln, NE : Center for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, University of Nebraska-Lincoln , 1994
Series: Extension and education materials for sustainable agriculture Volume 2

Summary: This publication describes college level courses in sustainable agriculture, along with their syllabuses and readings.

Call Number: 10.73 KIN
Subjects: Farmer education , Sustainable agriculture , Vocational eductation

Title: the Encyclopedia of country living : an old fashioned recipe book
Author: Carla Emery
Contributors: illustrated by Cindy Davis and David Berger
Published: Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books , c1994 fourth printing of ninth edition, 1997

Summary: This book contains much information on country living including, living self-sufficiently, planting gardens, raising animals, and processing home-grown foods.

ISBN: 0912365951
Call Number: 80.13 EME
Subjects: Amaranth , Asparagus , Baking , Bamboo , Beekeeping , Beginning farming , Berries , Blackberries , Blueberries , Brambles , Broccoli , Buckwheat , Butter , Calves , Canning , Cattle, beef , Cattle, dairy , Cheese making , Chickens , Cole crops (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage) , Cooking, recipes , Corn , Dairy products , Ducks , Eggs , Family life , Farm life , Farm management and decision making , Food processing , Food storage and preservation , Fruits , Fruits, tree , Game birds , Gardening , Geese , Goats , Goats, dairy , Goats, meat , Grains , Grapes , Grasses, warm season , Guinea fowl , Handicrafts , Harvesting , Herbs , Hogs , Homesteading , Honey, bee products , Lamb (meat), mutton , Lambs , Livestock , Meat products , Milk , Millets , Mushrooms , Nut trees , Nuts , Onions , Paw paws , Peaches , Pears , Pest control , Pheasants , Plant propagation , Pork , Postharvest handling of fruits and vegetables , Poultry , Poultry meats , Quail , Rabbits , Raspberries , Seed saving , Seed storing , Seeds , Sheap Shearing , Sheep , Slaughtering methods , Small livestock , Soap making , Soil management , Sorghum , Sustainable agriculture , Tanning hides , Turkeys , Veal production , Vegetable gardening , Vegetables , Vegetables, harvesting and postharvest , Vegetables, storage , Wheat , Wool , Yogurt

Title: Farmers in transition : exploring learning approaches to sustainable agriculture through narratives
Author: Kim Leval Staritzky
Published: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University , 1997

Summary: This masters thesis draws on twelve interviews with New York state farmers in which they share their understanding of sustainable farming and their learning and decision making processes regarding transitions to sustainable agriculture. The study advocates for educational and extension services that are farmer-centered, focused on local issues, and practice based, incorporating the relevancy of the farmers' own experience.

Call Number: 10.71 STA
Subjects: Farmer education , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Farming in nature's image : an ecological approach to agriculture
Author: Judith D. Soule
Second Author: John K. Piper
Published: Washington, D.C. : Island Press , c1992

Summary: Rooted in the agriculture curriculum of the Land Institute, the beginning and middle chapters of this book demonstrate the destructive effects of industrial agriculture and to suggest an approach to solving agricultural problems that draws on models provided by natural ecosystems. Chapter 5 discusses the feasibility of a "prairielike agriculture." Chapter 6 discusses the social, cultural and research issues involved in developing an agricultural model in which farms mimic native ecosystems.

ISBN: 0933280882
Call Number: 50.9 SOU
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Permaculture , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Farming practices for a sustainable agriculture in North Dakota
Contributors: S.A. Clancy ... [et. al.]
Published: Carrington, ND : North Dakota State University, Carrington Research Extension Center , 1993

Summary: This study was undertaken during the 1990 and 1991 crop seasons to compare what were deemed the most successful alternative farming practices in North Dakota. The conclusions suggest that yields of farms employing alternative practices (crop rotation, minimum tillage) were similar to or greater than yields of farms employing conventional practices, and that prevalent farming practices can be further improved for environmental quality and energy efficiency with no loss of crop yield.

Call Number: 50.9 FAR
Subjects: Crop production , Sustainable agriculture

Title: For all generations : making world agriculture more sustainable
Contributors: Edited by J. Patrick Madden, Scott G. Chaplowe
Published: Glendale, CA : OM Publishing , c1997

Summary: The chapters in Part I provide an overview of the development and progress of sustainable practices, including a chapter that discusses the question of whether organic agriculture can feed the world, chapters on the role of transnational corporations in agriculture, community supported agriculture, urban agriculture, and farmer-centered development. Part II consists of profiles of organizations contributing to the goals of sustainable agriculture.

ISBN: 0965576701
Call Number: 50.9 FOR
Subjects: Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable development

Title: From A to Z in sustainable agriculture : a curriculum directory for grades K-12 : resources and contacts for educating youth about sustainable agriculture, food and fiber systems, natural resources, and their connections to our communities
Published: Burlington, VT : Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Division of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension, University of Vermont and State Agricultural College , c1995 1st ed.

Summary: A directory of teaching materials for topics such as agribusiness, apiculture, apples, aquaculture, biological agriculture, chickens, compost, dairy industry, ecology, energy and conservation, nutrition and food safety, IPM, maple sugar, sheep, soils, and solid waste.

Call Number: 10.72 FRO
Subjects: Sustainable agriculture

Title: From the ground up : Wisconsin sustainable farmers tell of their practice and vision
Author: Mike Irwin
Second Author:
Published: Madison, WI : Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, Ag. Resource Management Division, Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Program , 1992 2nd ed.

Summary: The farmers share their experiences on a variety of topics, including rotational grazing and grass feeding for dairy production, market gardening, agroforestry, amaranth and other specialty crops, field crops, sheep, and soil management for dairy production.

ISBN: 0963370707
Call Number: 50.9 IRW
Subjects: Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Future harvest : pesticide-free farming
Author: Jim Bender
Published: Lincoln, NE : University of Nebraska Press , c1994
Series: Our Sustainable Future Volume 5

Summary: Chapters cover goals and obstacles to change, conversion to pesticide-free farming, weed management, livestock, comparing organic and conventional systems, responses to arguments against alternative agriculture, and a profile of the Bender farm.

ISBN: 080321233X
Call Number: 50.9 BEN
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Livestock , Organic farming , Reduced chemical inputs , Sustainable agriculture , Weed management

Title: Future horizons : recent literature in sustainable agriculture
Contributors: Gabriel Hegyes and Charles A. Francis, editors
Published: Lincoln, NE : Center for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln , 1997
Series: Extension and education materials for sustainable agriculture Volume 6

Summary: A large number of articles covering sustainable agriculture, ecology, economic and social dimensions of sustainability, historical and cultural insights, farming activities, soil quality, crop pests, and learning about sustainability.

Call Number: 50.9 FUT
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Environmental protection , Farm management and decision making , Pest control , Soil management , Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable development

Title: Greenbook
Contributors: Edited by Wayne Monsen (1996). Edited by Prescott Bergh (1997-1999). Compiled by the Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Program staff (1997-2000).
Published: St. Paul, MN : Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Program, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture , 1996-

Summary: The annual report of the Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Program (ESAP), the Greenbook provides information about ESAP programs, and ESAP funded on-farm demonstration activities and findings as well as introductory essays on a variety of topics related to sustainable agriculture. The submissions are grouped into general categories-- alternative crops, cropping systems and soil fertility, fruits and vegetables, livestock systems and whole farm systems. Earlier ESAP activities focused on the environmental and economic aspects of farming. More recently, ESAP activities explore the impacts of farming both on and off the farm, in watersheds, and in local and international markets, and how sustainable agriculture affects communities and ecosystems. Greenbook '96 : leading the way : sustainable agriculture in Minnesota, Greenbook '97 : tools for success, Greenbook '98 : a diversity of tools, Greenbook '99 : a decade of tools, Greenbook 2000 : marketing sustainable agriculture.

Call Number: 50.9 GRE
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Crop production , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Fertility , Fruits , Livestock , On-farm research , Sustainable agriculture , Vegetables

Title: The humane consumer and producer guide : buying and producing farm animal products for a humane sustainable future
Published: Minneapolis, MN : International Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture , c1993 1993/1994 ed.

Summary: Copublished with the Humane Society of the United States, this book is a directory of producers who have indicated that their farms and ranches meet general principles of humane and ecologically sound animal husbandry, of processors, wholesalers and retailers who claim to sell products from humanely treated animals and of associations supporting humane practices.

Call Number: 86 HUM
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative agriculture , Animal health , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Journal of agricultural & food information Volume 1, Number 3 1993
Published: Binghamton, NY : Haworth Press

Summary: A third of this volume is devoted to information resources for alternative agriculture, including databases, abstracts and indexes, periodicals, newsletters, and newspapers, by Irwin Weintraub. There is also an article by Jean S. Auburn and Jayne T. MacLean on the development of SAN, the Sustainable Agriculture Network.

Call Number: 50.9 JOU
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Journal of Sustainable Agriculture : Volume 14, no.1
Contributors: Editor, Raymond P. Poincelot
Published: Binghamton, NY : Food Products Press , 1999

Summary: This issue consists of essays on sustainable agriculture methods drawn from the world over. There are articles on the management of white grubs in Mexico, the benefits of integration of forage legumes and cereal crops on cattle production, land management in Nigeria, privatization of agricultural extension in New Zealand, comparing the environmental damage potential of applying chemical fertilizer vs. animal wastes, using animal wastes as fertilizer and feed stuff, and visions for ecologically sound agricultural systems.

Call Number: 50.9 JOU
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Environmental degradation , Extension programs , Forage crops , Land use , Legumes , Manure , Organic wastes , Pest control , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Kentucky farms and markets : emerging policy opportunities
Author: James V. Worstell
Published: Frankfort, KY : Office of Environmental Outreach, Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture

Summary: This report discusses the need to develop agricultural policy in Kentucky that supports sustainable marketing opportunities, sustainable development, and locally owned value-added enterprises. It provides summaries of examples of programs from other states and contact information for those programs.

Call Number: 80.61 WOR
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Government policy and programs , Marketing , Rural development , Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable development , Value-added

Title: Livestock for a small earth : the role of animals in a just and sustainable world
Contributors: Edited by Jerry Aaker, Heifer Project International ; contributors, James DeVries ... [et. al.] ; illustrations by Barbara W. Carter
Published: Washington, D.C. : Seven Locks Press , 1994

Summary: A collection of essays. A guide for creating and maintaining development projects in rural areas of the world based on animal agriculture, careful attention to existing ecosystems and the unique concept of "passing on the gift."

ISBN: 0929765281
Call Number: 70 LIV
Subjects: Livestock , Rural development , Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable development

Title: Living on the earth : eclectic essays for a sustainable and joyful future
Author: BIll Duesing
Published: Stevenson, CT : Solar Farm Education , c1993

Summary: A collection of essays on agriculture related subjects.

ISBN: 0965927709
Call Number: 64.4 DUE
Subjects: Sustainable agriculture

Title: Meeting the expectation of the land : essays in sustainable agriculture and stewardship
Contributors: Edited by Wes Jackson, Wendell Berry, Bruce Coleman
Published: San Francisco, CA : North Point Press , c1984

Summary: The topics addressed in these essays include the importance of traditional farming, soil fertility, effective farm management, farming and the public good, energy and agriculture, sustainable gardening, economics of sustainable agriculture, land trusts, replenishing native plants in deserts, perennial polyculture, agricultural research, and agricultural ecology.

ISBN: 0865471711
Call Number: 50.9 MEE
Subjects: Sustainable agriculture

Title: Missouri sustainable agriculture demonstration awards : on-farm trials and demonstrations by farmers for farmers 1995 to 1997
Contributors: Compiled by Joan Benjamin, Judy Grundler and Jim Lummus ; edited by Joan Benjamin
Published: Columbia, MO : Sustainable Agriculture Extension Program of the University of Missouri and Lincoln University , 1999 Revised and updated

Summary: These on-farm trials and demonstrations include working with compost, crops, fertilizer, fruit, grazing and pasture, greenhouses, livestock, nut trees, solar power, vegetables, weed management, poultry, irrigation, bees, and herbs.

Call Number: 10.5 MIS
Subjects: Agricultural research , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , On-farm research , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Planting the future : developing an agriculture that sustains land and community
Contributors: Edited by Ann R. Bird, Gordon L. Bultena, John C. Gardner
Published: Ames, IA : Iowa State University Press , 1995 1st ed.

Summary: This book is the final report of a multi-state cooperative research effort sponsored by the Northwest Area Foundation. It describes the character of sustainable and conventional farms in the upper Midwest and northern plains, assessing the social and economic impacts of these different approaches to farming, indicating where more research on sustainable agriculture is needed, and providing suggestions for policy.

ISBN: 0813820723
Call Number: 50.9 PLA
Subjects: Agricultural research , Government policy and programs , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Proceedings of the Second National Small Farm Conference
Contributors: Edited by Denis Ebodaghe
Published: Sedalia, MO : Inter-State Printing , 2000

Summary: The proceedings of the 2nd National Small Farm Conference held in 1999. Sections include presentations on marketing and value added products, meeting the needs of underserved clients, agroforestry and livestock alternatives for small farms, developing skills, building institutional (research) capacity to serve small farmers, growing the farm business enterprise, and networks that bring together farmers, service providers and consumers.

Call Number: 82.2 PRO
Subjects: Agricultural research , Farmers , Marketing , Small farms , Sustainable agriculture , Value-added

Title: the Second conference on agroforestry in North Amreica
Contributors: edited by H.E. 'Gene' Garrett
Published: Columbia, MO : University of Missouri , 1991

Summary: The proceedings of the second conference on Agroforestry in North America, Springfield, Mo , August 18-21, 1991.

Call Number: 67.5 SEC
Subjects: Grazing , Sheep , Silvopasture , Sustainable agriculture , Tree farming , Walnut trees , Water quality

Title: Shared leadership, shared responsibility
Contributors: Heidi Carter and Charles Francis, Editors
Published: Lincoln, NE : Center for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, University of Nebraska-Lincoln , 1996
Series: Extension and Education Materials for Sustainable Agriculture Volume 5

Summary: This handbook includes educational materials and training ideas and materials (articles and handouts) for developing leadership of groups and organizations that work for the implementation of sustainable agriculture programs. There is also coverage of whole farm planning, holistic resource management, entrepreneurship and marketing, group learning methods, and resources.

Call Number: 80.5 SHA
Subjects: Activism , Entrepreneurship , Farm management and decision making , Group meeting skills , Holistic management , Leadership , Marketing , Nonprofit organizations management , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Showcase of sustainable agriculture information & educational materials
Published: Burlington, VT : Sustainable Agriculture Network , 1994

Summary: A compilation of information about sustainable agriculture, including businesses, publications, programs, and organizations.

Call Number: 50.9 SHO
Subjects: Farmer education , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Small farming systems for the Midwest and reintegrating agriculture and community in the Midwest
Contributors: Editors, Richard Olsen, Lisa Bauer
Published: Lincoln, NE : Center for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, University of Nebraska-Lincoln , 1999?
Series: Extension and education materials for sustainable agriculture Volume 10

Summary: These are the papers gathered from the 23 seminars of conference proceedings held in 1998 and 1999. The topics covered include small farms, market gardening, hoop houses for hogs, trees and herbs, Amish farming, adding value, management intensive grazing and crop production, small vineyards, local food systems, farmers markets, preserving farmland, CSAs, beef cooperatives, direct marketing,and local processing,

Call Number: 50.9 SMA
Subjects: Community development , Local food systems , Small farms , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Smallholders, householders : farm families and the ecology of intensive, sustainable agriculture
Author: Robert McC. Netting
Published: Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 1993

Summary: This book provides a detailed and innovative analysis of the agricultural efficiency and conservation of resources resulting from the intensive,permanent and diversified agriculture practiced by smallholders the world over and argues that this model of agriculture is a viable alternative to meet the food needs of a growing population.

ISBN: 0804721025
Call Number: 57 NET
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Family farms , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Solviva : how to grow $500,000 on one acre & peace on earth
Author: Anna Edey
Second Author:
Published: Martha's Vineyard, MA : Trailblazer Press , c1998 1st ed.

Summary: The book describes the author's attempts to live sustainably; with today's knowledge and technology via Solviva Solar-Dynamic, Bio-Benign Design. Topics cover waste water management, food production, energy and transportation, solid waste management, construction and maintenance of the Solviva greenhouse and farm, garden and animal production.

ISBN: 0966234901
Call Number: 61.05 EDE
Subjects: Greenhouses, alternative energy , Greenhouses, management , Greenhouses, production , Renewable energy technology , Solar energy , Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable living

Title: Source book of sustainable agriculture for educators, producers and other agricultural professionals : a guide to books, newsletters, conference proceedings, bulletins, videos and more
Contributors: Valerie Burton, editor/project manager
Published: Burlington, VT : Sustainable Agriculture Network , c1997

Summary: The information resource topics includes agroforestry, animal production, cover crops, horticulture, grain production, marketing and farm profitablity, nutrient management, soil quality and conservation, education and networking, and water quality and conservation.

ISBN: 1888626038
Call Number: 50.9 SOU
Subjects: Farmer education , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Sustainable agriculture
Author: John Mason
Published: East Roseville, Australia : Kangaroo Press , 1997

Summary: This book includes explanations of permaculture, biodynamics, organic farming, agroforestry, conservation tillage, and integrated hydroculture and includes coverage of water management, selection criteria for plants and animals, droughts and floods, alternative feeds, pest management, problems resulting from land degradation, climate change and agriculture, and farm management.

ISBN: 0864178654
Call Number: 50.9 MAS
Subjects: Crop production , Farm management and decision making , Irrigation , Livestock , Pest control , Soils , Sustainable agriculture , Water quality , Weed management

Title: Sustainable agriculture : wise and profitable use of our resources in Nebraska
Contributors: Agronomy Extension Specialists
Published: Lincoln, NE : Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln , 1987

Summary: The extensive contributions gathered in this publication are grouped under the topics of crop production, soil management, and crop protection.

Call Number: 50.9 SUS
Subjects: Crop production , Pest control , Soil management , Sustainable agriculture , Weed management

Title: Sustainable agriculture : people, products, and profits, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture 1994 Conference Proceedings, Fourth Annual Conference, August 4, 1994, Iowa State University
Published: Ames, IA : Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture , c1994

Summary: This conference included speakers who discussed the industrial structure of American food production, the flow of agricultural profits, the consumer's stake in agriculture, and sessions on the future design for Iowa's farms and rural communities, the family farm, and envisioning an agricultural system that is more responsive to consumer needs.

Call Number: 50.9 SUS
Subjects: Food systems , Rural development , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Sustainable agriculture in the American Midwest : lessons from the past, prospects for the future
Contributors: Edited by Gregory McIsaac and William R. Edwards
Published: Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Press , c1994

Summary: This book provides a general overview and detailed discussion of the social and technical issues related to the development of sustainable agriculture in the American Midwest. Chapters include coverage of indigenous agricultural knowledge, the relationship between cultural beliefs and farming practices, land drainage, agriculture and wildlife, cropping systems, pest management, soil management and biomass fuel production.

ISBN: 0252021002
Call Number: 50.9 SUS
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative fuels , Crop production , Pest control , Rural sociology , Social change , Soil management , Sustainable agriculture , Wildlife

Title: Sustainable farming systems : a guide to transition
Author: Ann D. Mayse
Second Author:
Published: Davis, CA : Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, University of California , 1997

Summary: Much of the information in this guide comes from other written materials and workshop presentations, and a dozen California farmers were also interviewed to share their experiences about changing over to more sustainable farming practices. Chapters cover motivation and attitude, management of water, soil, and pests, diversity, marketing, developing a new farming system and evaluation of on-farm research.

Call Number: 50.9 MAY
Subjects: Social change , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Sustainable practices for vegetable production in the South
Author: Mary Peet
Published: Newburyport, MA : Focus Publishing , c1996

Summary: Part I has three chapters on sustainable production techniques-- covering soil management, cover crops and mulches, and conservation tillage. The second part has four chapters on integrated pest management. Part III presents background information on the 12 most important groups of vegetables grown in the southeastern United States. Where possible, crop chapters include specific information on cover crops, rotations, or other sustainable practices.

ISBN: 0941051552
Call Number: 62.1 PEE
Subjects: Cover crops and green manure crops , Integrated pest management , Mulches , Plant diseases , Soil management , Sustainable agriculture , Vegetables , Weed management

Title: Sustainable vegetable production from start-up to market
Author: Vernon P. Grubinger
Published: Ithaca, N.Y. : Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES) Cooperative Extension , c1999

Summary: This publication is intended to help aspiring and experienced growers to plan and manage profitable and environmentally friendly vegetable production systems. Chapters cover the background of sustainable systems, getting started in vegetable farming, farm business management, marketing, soil management, composting, rotation, cover crops, tillage, seeds, irrigation and spraying, harvesting, season extension, and disease, pest and weed management.

ISBN: 093581745X
Call Number: 62.1 GRU
Subjects: Fertility , Irrigation , Market gardening , Pest control , Season extenders , Seeds , Soil management , Sustainable agriculture , Vegetables , Weed management

Title: Weeds : control without poisons
Author: Charles Walters
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres , c1996 Revised and expanded ed.

Summary: The book discusses weed control without poisons for small seeded annual grasses, perennial grasses and sedges and exotic weeds. Over 100 weeds are covered.

ISBN: 0911311254
Call Number: 66.7 WAL
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Soil science , Sustainable agriculture , Weed management , Weeds


Title: Advancing sustainable agriculture through small group discussions : a guide for groups leaders and members
Author: Duane Dale
Second Author: Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant
Published: Urbana, IL : University of Illinois

Summary: A collections of articles and case studies dealing with sustainable agriculture from throughout the US and compiled by the Illinois Department of Agriculture and University of Illinois to aid small discussion groups.

Call Number: 50.9 DAL
Subjects: Marketing , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Barriers to sustainable agriculture
Contributors: Marie Burge ... [et. al.]
Published: Saskatoon?, SK : International Agricultural Network , 1990?

Summary: A collection of four short articles which critique the predominant agricultural system and its underlying cultural assumptions, explore the status of sustainable agriculture in the developing world, and a profile of a self-reliant Acadian community.

Call Number: 50.9 BAR
Subjects: Sustainable agriculture

Title: Facilitator's guide for : farmer research networks
Author: Barbara Runsmore
Published: Madison, WI : University of Wisconsin , c1998

Summary: Farmer-driven organizations have sprung up around the US to share experiments and priactices on each individual farm, rallying around common problems and sharing what they have learned. This work is meant to guide extension agents and natural resource professionals as well as farmers and community citizens to learn from each other how to improve their research practices.

Call Number: 10.74 RUS
Subjects: Community sponsored research , On-farm research , Quality of life , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Faculty incentives for land grant research in sustainable agriculture
Author: Richard A. Levins
Second Author: Michele Beck
Published: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, University of Minnesota , 1996

Summary: A survey of faculty members at the University of Minnesota revealed that changing directions in research initiatives, say to greater research efforts in sustainable agriculture, would come up against barriers of funding availability and lack of interest among faculty members.

Call Number: 10.2 LEV
Subjects: Agricultural research , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Farm options program guide to sustainable agriculture, conservation and water quality incentive programs in the 1990 Farm Bill :
Author: Ferd Hoefner
Second Author:
Published: Walthill, NE : Center for Rural Affairs , c1991

Summary: This guide summarizes some of the farm program and conservation options that the Sustainable Agriculture Working Group and the Sustainable Agriculture Coalition helped to draft and pass into law.

Call Number: 80.61 HOE
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Farmland preservation , Sustainable agriculture , Water quality

Title: Farming more sustainably in the south : nine farmers' stories
Contributors: Edited by Keith Richards & Janet Bachmann
Published: [Elkins], AR : Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group , c1994

Summary: Farmers profiled in this booklet relate experiences in sustainable production with low-input dairy operations, cotton, soil improvement on a CSA organic farm, sugarcane, cut flowers, pumpkins, and combined field crop and livestock operations.

Call Number: 50.9 FAR
Subjects: Organic cotton , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Farming more sustainably in the southVol II : more farmers' stories
Contributors: Edited by Keith Richards & Susan Drouilhet
Published: Elkins, AR : Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group , c1996

Summary: This volume includes contributions on sugarcane, organic vegetables, cheese, organic citrus, combining production with a produce market and restaurant operation, sustainable beef production, mixed field crop and vegetable operation, a CSA farm, a holistically managed, low-input ranch, organic field crops, and organic market gardening.

Call Number: 50.9 FAR
Subjects: Organic farming , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Growing smart : sustainable agriculture in action
Author: Greta Hunter Watson
Second Author: Nessa Justine Richman
Published: Austin, TX : Sustainable Food Center , 1995

Summary: The intention of this booklet is to dispell myths about sustainable agriculture and clarify what methods sustainable producers use. There are profiles of four farms in Texas-- a holistically managed cattle ranch, an organic cotton and field crop operation, an organic citrus operation, and a developing organic livestock operation.

Call Number: 50.9 WAT
Subjects: Organic farming , Sustainable agriculture

Title: The human face of sustainable agriculture : adding people to the environmental agenda
Author: Patricia Allen
Published: Santa Cruz, CA : Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz , 1994
Series: Sustainability in the balance series Issue paper no. 4

Summary: This paper draws attention to the importance of considering social issues in the development of sustainable agriculture in addition to environmentally sound production techniques, including issues of equitable food distribution, race, ethnicity, gender, income distribution, labor conditions in food and agriculture, and the distribution of decision making power in U.S. agriculture.

Call Number: 80.1 ALL
Subjects: Food systems , Government policy and programs , Social change , Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable development

Title: Marketing sustainable agriculture : a promoter's toolbox
Contributors: James I. Grieshop, Kathleen Peck, Arnaz Raj
Published: Oakland, CA : University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources , c1996

Summary: This publication provides a series of ideas and instruments for promoting sustainable agriculture and to specifically encourage a broad information exchange among all those involved in sustainable agriculture research. Part 1 presents methods for developing solutions that are consistent with grower's needs, concerns, preferences, and perceptions. Part 2 presents methods for linking growers through the use of various media.

ISBN: 1879906295
Call Number: 80.5 MAR
Subjects: Activism , Group meeting skills , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Marketing sustainable agriculture : case studies and analysis from Europe
Contributors: Edited by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Published: Minneapolis, MN : Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Environment and Agriculture Program , 1999?

Summary: This publication stems from the Marketing Sustainable Agriculture Tour and Symposium held in 1998. It contains many examples of innovative marketing initiatives from England, France, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Many of the projects reported here aim to stimulate or rebuild local markets for regional food, especially by incorporating aspects of ecology, animal welfare, traceability and food safety. Also featured are some successful examples of retailers who differentiate their products with green marketing, and many case studies of farmers and community groups organizing themselves to take greater control of the food marketing chain.

Call Number: 85 MAR
Subjects: Activism , Alternative enterprises , Green products , Marketing , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Marketing sustainably produced foods : international examples and lessons for the United States
Author: E.G. Nadeau
Second Author:
Published: Madison, WI : Prepared by author , 1998

Summary: This publication provides a review of ecological and sustainable marketing programs in Europe and the United States and includes examples of marketing organizations from each region.

Call Number: 85 NAD
Subjects: Green marketing , Marketing , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Michigan field crop ecology : managing biological processes for productivity and environmental quality
Contributors: Michel A. Cavigelli, Steven R. Deming, Laura K. Probyn, Richard R. Harwood, editors
Published: East Lansing?, MI : Michigan State University Extension , 1998

Summary: The general approach of this publication is to describe the influence of field crop diversity and crop rotations on organisms' habitats and food sources found in the agricultural landscape, thereby building an understanding of the biological basis of sustainability. Topics include field crop ecosystems, soil ecology, carbon, nitrogen, cover crops, pest ecology and management, the insect community, and nematodes.

Call Number: 63 MIC
Subjects: Alternative field crops , Carbon , Cover crops and green manure crops , Nitrogen , Pest control , Soil management , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Missouri sustainable agriculture demonstration award projects 1998-2000 : on-farm trials and demonstrations by farmers for farmers
Author: Joan Benjamin
Contributors: MDA
Published: Jefferson City, MO : Missouri Department of Agriculture , 2000

Summary: on-farm trials and demonstrations by the winners of the Missouri Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Award grants.

Call Number: 10.5 MIS
Subjects: Grants and proposal writing , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Monitoring sustainable agriculture with conventional financial data
Author: Dick Levins
Published: White Bear Lake, MN : Land Stewardship Project , c1996

Summary: This publication shows how numbers used in financial statements and tax reporting can be used to calculate sustainability indicators. These indicators are in the areas of farm performance in dependence on government programs, use of equipment and energy, creation of jobs, and maintaining a balance between the production and use of livestock feed. The indicators can then be used to show how a farm is making progress toward sustainability from year to year.

Call Number: 82 LEV
Subjects: Farm management and decision making , Financial analysis , Sustainable agriculture

Title: The profitability of four sustainable farms in Minnesota
Contributors: Charlene Chan-Muehlbauer, Douglas Gunnink, Jodi Dansingburg
Published: Marine on St. Croix, MN : Land Stewardship Project , 1994

Summary: The farms profiled for these case-studies are operated with different philosophies and approaches and all have developed operations that do not rely on purchased inputs such as chemical soluble fertilizers. Each farm (three raise field crops, three have dairy operations, one has diversified livestock) is managed as a whole, integrated operation in which soil, crops and livestock are interdependent. The farms earn above average income by minimizing production costs, focusing on increasing profits instead of increasing yields and learning from natural systems. The second printing, Nov. 1994, has an expanded introduction and includes the phrase "An agriculture that makes sense" at head of title.

Call Number: 50.9 PRO
Subjects: Alternative field crops , Crop production , Dairy production , Livestock , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Reshaping the bottom line : on-farm strategies for a sustainable agriculture
Author: David Granatstein
Published: Stillwater, MN : Land Stewardship Project , c1988

Summary: This publication is intended to provide conservation-minded farmers in the upper Midwest with ideas which make farming more economically and environmentally sustainable. Sections include coverage of sustainable agriculture, nitrogen, soil fertility, manure, weeds, insects, pastures, and alternative crops.

Call Number: 50.9 GRA
Subjects: Manure , Nitrogen , Sustainable agriculture , Weed management

Title: Resources for sustainable agriculture in Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas
Author: Heidi Carter
Second Author: Lara Ervin
Published: Poteau, OK : Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture , 1992

Summary: The name and address listings of resources are divided into categories for general information, aquaculture, horticulture, livestock, and trees/forestry.

Call Number: 50.9 CAR
Subjects: Sustainable agriculture

Title: Sustainable agriculture resource and information directory
Published: St. Paul, MN : Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Program, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture , 1998 3rd ed.

Summary: This directory includes resource listings inside and outside Minnesota as well as a variety of information resources (tapes, publications) from the Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Program.

Call Number: 50.9 SUS
Subjects: Sustainable agriculture

Title: Switching to a sustainable system : strategies for converting from conventional/chemical to sustainable/organic farming systems
Author: Frederick Kirschenmann
Published: Windsor, ND : The Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society , c1988

Summary: Part 1 of this publication discusses the advantages of converting to a sustainable system, Part 2 explains how to start converting, including the development of a conversion plan, different models for getting started and mistakes to avoid.

Call Number: 50.9 KIR
Subjects: Sustainable agriculture

Title: Video resource & viewing guide
Contributors: Produced by Rooy Media
Published: Emmaus , PA : Rodale Institute
Series: Farmer-to farmer : strategies for sustainable agriculture

Summary: This booklet is intended for individual or group use (and follow-up discussion) with any of the six videos of the Farmer-to-farmer series, titled Field crops, Rotational grazing, Vegetables, IPM for vegetables and small fruits, IPM for apples, and High-value marketing. The booklet contains sets of questions related to each video topic and resources that can help find answers to any additional questions of viewers or group participants.

Call Number: 50.9 VID
Subjects: Alternative field crops , Apples , Fruits , Fruits, small , Grazing , Integrated pest management , Marketing , Pasture management , Sustainable agriculture , Vegetables

Title: What do we want to sustain? : Developing a comprehensive vision of sustainable agriculture
Author: Patricia Allen
Second Author: Carolyn Sachs
Published: Santa Cruz, CA : Agroecology Program, University of California, Santa Cruz
Series: [Sustainability in the balance series]

Summary: This paper discusses broader socioeconomic issues related to developing a sustainable agriculture system, providing a caution that it is important to specify who or what should be sustained, taking into account the needs and perspectives of workers, women, and people of color. agriculture visions?

Call Number: 80.1 ALL
Subjects: Food systems , Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable development , Women and economic development

Title: Woodlot management
Author: Jay Heinrichs
Contributors: illustrations by Charles Joslin
Published: Pownal, VT : Garden Way publishing , c1981
Series: Story/Garden Way publishing bulletin A-70

Summary: This book describes how to manage a small forest for a prolonged use.

Call Number: 67.4 HEI
Subjects: Maple syrup , Sustainable agriculture , Wildlife , Wildlife, attracting and care , Woodlots


Title: 1995 keynote : farming with a good heart : with Lynn Miller
Published: Barre, MA : Northeast Organic Farming Association , c1995

Publishers Number: 9510
Call Number: 53 NIN
Subjects: Organic farming , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Chicken Little & tomato sauce : with Joan Gussow
Published: Barre : MA , c1992 Northeast Organic Farming Association

Publishers Number: 9201
Call Number: 80 CHI
Subjects: Food systems , Quality control , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Cooperating for sustainability
Contributors: The Northeast Center for Sustainable Agriculture Education and Research, Cornell Cooperative Enterprise Program, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
Published: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University , c1997

Summary: This video teleconference examines three cooperatives. Highlights include understanding the role of advisors, adopting cost cutting practices, developing marketing strategies, and adding value to farm products.

Call Number: 83.4 COO
Subjects: Cooperatives and cooperation , Cost effectiveness , Extension programs , Marketing , Sustainable agriculture , Value-added

Title: Covering new ground : Wisconsin's sustainable agriculture
Contributors: Produced by WHA-TV in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the Wisconsin Energy Bureau
Published: [Madison], WI : Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection , 1995

Call Number: 50.9 COV
Subjects: Sustainable agriculture

Title: Crossroads in sustainable agriculture : the Perkins farm : switching gears
Published: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Extension Service, University of Minnesota , c1994

Summary: A farm family practicing reduced tillage, evaluates switching to an even more sustainable crop production system and changing the farm machinery to do it while weighing quality of life issues and looking to the future. Designed to stimulate discussion on farm decision making.

Call Number: 82 CRO
Subjects: Crop production , Farm management and decision making , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Quality of life , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Crossroads in sustainable agriculture : The Vanderpol farm : is the green dream worth it?
Published: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Extension Service, University of Minnesota , c1994

Summary: A farm family evaluates switching to ridge tilling. The details of ridge tilling are summarized in this five minute video segment. Designed to stimulate discussion on farm decision making.

Call Number: 51.7 CRO
Subjects: Crop production , Farm management and decision making , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Soil conservation , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Evaluating sustainability
Contributors: Series Editors, M.E. Swisher, A. Todd-Bockarie
Published: Gainesville, FL : Florida Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida , 1996

Summary: This video includes six sections-- an introduction, water quality, biodiversity, soil conservation, money matters, and energy input. Each section has an accompanying supplemental booklet and facilitator's guide for classroom learning experiences.

Call Number: 50.9 EVA
Subjects: Biodiversity , Energy analysis , Soil conservation , Sustainable agriculture , Water quality

Title: Field crops
Contributors: Produced by Rooy Media ; presented by Rodale Institute
Published: Frederick , MD : Rooy Media , c1991
Series: Farmer to farmer, strategies for sustainable agriculture

Call Number: 63 FIE
Subjects: Alternative field crops , Sustainable agriculture

Title: First steps : moving toward sustainability : economic management
Published: IA : Iowa State University Extension

Summary: This video explores how to allocate land, labor, capital and management to achieve farming goals while keeping in mind the impact of decisions beyond the farm gate. Sustainable economic management practices are designed for the specific circumstances of each farm. There is no standard way to do it.

Call Number: 82 FIR
Subjects: Farm management and decision making , Sustainable agriculture

Title: IPM for apples
Contributors: Produced by Rooy Media ; presented by Rodale Institute
Published: Frederick , MD : Rooy Media , c1991
Series: Farmer to farmer, strategies for sustainable agriculture

Summary: Aspects of integrated pest management include appropriate management of pesticides with emphasis on reduction in use of pesticides, pesticide alternatives that involve knowledge of insect behavior and life cycles, biological controls and cultural means, including disease resistant varieties. Pros and cons of IPM choices are discussed. Further progress in IPM depends on support from both growers and the public

Call Number: 64.2073 I
Subjects: Apples , Integrated pest management , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Mapping your way to a sustainable future
Published: Pullman, WA : Cooperative Extension, Washington State University , 1999

Summary: This video looks at the impacts of a 4-year integrated farming systems project, emphasizing holistic decision-making and consensus building among the participants.

Call Number: 80.5 MAP
Subjects: Activism , Community development , Group meeting skills , Holistic management , Leadership , Social change , Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable living

Title: Picture the future
Published: Champaign, IL : Illinois Dept. of Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture Program , c1997

Call Number: 50.9 PIC
Subjects: Sustainable agriculture

Title: Slow food : sustainable agriculture and responsible eating
Published: St. Paul, MN : Linda Gammell, Michal McCall, Sandra Menefee Taylor , c1997

Call Number: 50.9 SLO
Subjects: Nutrition , Quality of life , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Social capital and sustainability : the community and managing change in agriculture
Published: Ames, IA : Iowa State University Extension , c1996

Call Number: 80.3 SOC
Subjects: Community development , Rural development , Social change , Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable development

Title: Sustainable agriculture worldwide : with Terry Gips
Published: Barre, MA : Northeast Organic Farming Association , c1989

Publishers Number: 8912
Call Number: 50.9 SUS
Subjects: Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable development

Title: Touch the earth : a perspective on agricultural stewardship
Published: [Battle Creek , MI] : W.K. Kellogg Foundation , 1995

Publishers Number: 1006
Call Number: 50.9 TOU
Subjects: Sustainable agriculture

Title: Vegetables
Contributors: Produced by Rooy Media ; presented by Rodale Institute
Published: Frederick, MD : Rooy Media , c1991
Series: Farmer to farmer, strategies for sustainable agriculture

Call Number: 62 VEG
Subjects: Sustainable agriculture , Vegetables


Title: 1996 Acres U.S.A. Conference : sustainable agriculture vs. industrial agriculture
Author: John Ikerd
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres, U.S.A , 1996

Publishers Number: 2004
Call Number: 80 IKE
Subjects: Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Sustainable agriculture


Title: Sustainable development: success stories, publications and resources : creating opportunities, preserving choices
Contributors: USDA
Published: USA : USDA , 2002

Summary: Success stories, publications and resources relating to sustainable agriculture, sustainable forest management, sustainable development, my community;our earth.

Call Number: 50.9 SUS
Subjects: Community development , Forest management , Sustainable agriculture


What is Sustainable Agriculture? (University of California-Davis)
Sustainable Season Extension: Considerations for Design (ATTRA)
Sustainable Farming Internships & Apprenticeships (ATTRA)
Sustainable Agriculture Organizations and Publications (ATTRA)
Sustainable Agriculture in Kansas (Kansas State University)
Sustainable Agriculture: An Introduction (ATTRA)
Sustainable Agriculture: Definitions and Terms (National Agriculture Library)
Societal Impacts of Adopting Sustainable Alternatives (National Agriculture Library)
Small-Scale Farmers and the Environment: How to Be a Good Steward (North Carolina State University)
Resources in Sustainable Agriculture (Iowa State University)
Principles of Sustainable Weed Management for Croplands (ATTRA)
Organic Crop Production Overview (ATTRA)
Making the Transition to Sustainable Farming (ATTRA)
An Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture (McGill University)
Intercropping Principles and Production Practices (ATTRA)
Funds Available to Farmers for Sustainable Agriculture Projects (Purdue University)
Exploring Sustainability in Agriculture (SARE)
Defining And Implementing Sustainable Agriculture (Kansas State University)
Creating the Engaged University: Iowa's Model for Change (Iowa State University)
Conserving the Family Farm (University of New Hampshire)
Applying the Principles of Sustainable Farming (ATTRA)

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