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BOOKS

Title: Adding values to our food system : an economic analysis of sustainable community food systems
Author: Fenton Wilkinson
Contributors: Prepared by Integrity Systems Cooperative Co.
Second Author: David Van Seters
Published: Everson, WA : Integrity Systems Cooperative Co. , c1997
Series:

Summary: This study provides anecdotal information and general insights for the study of sustainable community food systems, providing a useful baseline for further research. The purpose of the study was to determine if and how sustainable community food systems can be cost competitive with industrial food systems.

ISBN:
Call Number: 80.4 WIL
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Food processing , Local food systems , Produce , Value-added

Title: Agricultural production and nutrition
Contributors: William Lockeretz, editor
Published: Medford, MA : Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy , 1997

Summary: Proceedings of an international conference held in Boston, March 19-21, 1997. This conference was held to explore what is known and not known about the nutritional consequences of producing (as opposed to processing and distributing) food one way or another. Although alternative production was not the entire focus of the conference, several papers discuss aspects of alternative production such as reduced pesticide use, IPM, organic fertilizers, organic and biodynamic cultivation, and consumer demand for organic foods in China among others. Other papers implied criticism of conventional food production systems.

Call Number: 50.9 AGR
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Nutrition

Title: Agro alternatives : alternative farming methods to lower input costs and enhance sustainability
Contributors: Edited by Gary Smith, Wilma Groenen
Published: Saskatoon, SK : The Saskatchewan Research Council , c1992

Summary: This guide explores various components that in part make up alternative agriculture including legume use, crop rotations, intercropping, livestock manure, composting and integrated pest management and soil building.

ISBN: 1895880009
Call Number: 50.9 AGR
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Soil management

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: Alternative agriculture
Contributors: Committee on the Role of Alternative Farming Methods in Modern Production Agriculture, Board on Agriculture, National Research Council
Published: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press , 1989

Summary: This report examines the scientific and economic viability of alternative systems that can help farmers and policymakers keep farm exports competitive, cut production costs and reduce the environmental consequences of farming. Chapter 1 explores the background and structure of conventional U.S. agriculture, chapter 2 discusses problems in U.S. agriculture, chapter 3 examines the basic science supporting alternative farming practices, and chapter 4 analyzes the economic potential of alternative systems. The report finds that alternative agricultural research is lacking and federal farm programs discourage the implementation of alternative practices even though they are economical and more environmentally friendly.

ISBN: 03090393963
Call Number: 50.9 ALT
Subjects: Agribusiness , Agricultural research , Alternative agriculture , Government policy and programs

Title: Alternative agriculture : federal incentives and farmers' options
Published: Washington, D.C. : GAO , 1990

Summary: This report was prepared by the GAO in response to a request by relevant congressional committees to assess how current federal agriculture policies and programs may contribute to, or inhibit, the use of alternative farm production methods.

Call Number: 50.9 ALT
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Government policy and programs

Title: Alternatives in agriculture : Thompson On-Farm Research and Wallace Institute : 1997 report
Published: Boone, IA : Thompson On-Farm Research , 1997

Summary: The report covers a variety of alternative agriculture topics including fertility, cover crops, weed management, field crops, and livestock.

Call Number: 10.5 ALT
Subjects: Agricultural research , Alternative agriculture , Alternative field crops , Cover crops and green manure crops , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Fertility , Livestock , On-farm research , Weed management

Title: The anatomy of life & energy in agriculture
Author: Arden B. Anderson
Published: Kansas City, MO : Acres U.S.A. , c1989

Summary: Through learning to tap and use "life force energy" the author explains how it is possible to develop food production practices that are high quality and nondestructive.

ISBN: 091131119x
Call Number: 58 AND
Subjects: Alternative 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: 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: Eco-farm : an Acres U.S.A. primer
Author: Charles Walters
Second Author: C.J. Fenzau
Published: Acres U.S.A. , c1996

Summary: The authors prescribe ways to manage fertility, crops, insects and weeds in terms of soil nutrient exchange capacity and pH modification, and recommend composting, rotation and tillage practices that will prevent the malnutrition and ecological imbalances that result from NPK fertilizers and other chemical applications.

ISBN: 0911311505
Call Number: 50.9 WAL
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative agriculture , Fertility , Organic farming , Pest control , Weed management

Title: Fields of change : a new crop of American farmers finds alternatives to pesticides
Author: Jennifer Curtis
Published: New York, N.Y. : Natural Resources Defense Council , 1998

Summary: This report tells the story of 22 innovative and successful farmers from 16 states that are switching from conventional pest management practices which are heavily reliant on pesticides to profitable alternative practices that substantially reduce pesticide use. Collectively, the farmers produce a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, grain, cotton and dairy. Resulting reductions in the use of synthetic pesticides range from 10-100% depending on the crop and the type of pesticide.

Call Number: 60.73 CUR
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Pest control , Pesticides , Reduced chemical inputs

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: The gift of the good land : further essays cultural and agricultural
Author: Wendell Berry
Published: San Francisco, CA : North Point Press , c1981

Summary: In this collection of twenty-four essays the author deepens his advocacy of an ecologically and culturally responsible agriculture with examples of traditional farming practices, many of which demonstrate the essential interdependence between agriculture and human culture as a whole.

ISBN: 0865470529
Call Number: 80 BER
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative agriculture , Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Amish farms , Human ecology , Quality of life

Title: the Have-More plan
Author: Ed Robinson
Second Author: Carolyn Robinson
Published: Pownal, VT : Storey communications , c1973

Summary: This book has been re-printed numerous times. First printed in the 1940s, the information is still useful today. While some references are no longer revelant, such as DDT as a pesticide, the basic principles still apply. Topics inlcuded are: buying a place in the country, building houses and barns, fruit trees and berries, fish ponds, and beginning with livestock.

ISBN: 0882660241
Call Number: 80.13 ROB
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Barns , Beekeeping , Brambles , Building materials , Cattle , Fish farming , Fruits, tree , Goats, dairy , Land use , Poultry , Vegetable gardening

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 agricultural & food information Volume 1, Number 4 1993
Published: Binghamton, NY : Haworth Press

Summary: A third of this volume is devoted to selected information sources on alternative agriculture, including bibliographies, reports and directories, authored by Irwin Weintraub.

Call Number: 50.9 JOU
Subjects: Alternative agriculture

Title: Procedures for evaluating alternative farming systems : a case study for eastern Nebraska
Author: Richard K. Olson
Published: Lincoln, NE : University of Nebraska-Lincoln , 1998
Series: Extension and educational materials for sustainable agriculture Volume 8

Summary: Conventional agricultural research is often directed toward technologies that will increase the share of agricultural activity in the input and marketing sectors to the detriment of the farming sector. This report demonstrates a low-cost research procedure for conducting simple economic, energy, and environmental analyses of farming systems appropriate to the sustainable agricultural community. The approach is demonstrated by evaluating five alternative farming systems for eastern Nebraska-- conventional corn/soybean, modified conventional, agroforestry, organic, and pasture-based beef. The results suggest that farming systems can be developed that allow smaller farms to be economically and environmentally competitive with larger conventional farms.

Call Number: 10.02 OLS
Subjects: Agricultural research , Alternative agriculture

Title: Proceeding of the North American conference on enterprise development through agroforestry : farming the forest for specialty products
Contributors: edited by Scott J. Josiah
Published: St Paul, MN : Center for Integrated Natural REsources and Agricultural Management , 1999

Summary: proceedings of the North America confrence on Enterprise Development though Agroforestry: farming the agroforest for specialty products, Minneapolis, MN October 4-7, 1998

Call Number: 67.5 PRO
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Christmas trees , Forest management , Forest products , Ginseng , Handicrafts , Marketing , Mushrooms , Native wild plants , Specialty crops , Tree farming , Value-added , Wild plants , Wild plants, edible , Wildcrafting

Title: Research for small farms : proceedings of the special symposium
Contributors: Howard W. Kerr, Jr. and Lloyd Knutson, editors
Published: Washington, D.C. : Agricultural Research Service, U.S.D.A. , 1982
Series: Miscellaneous publication no. 1422

Summary: The symposium was held November 15-18, 1981, at the Beltsville (MD) Agricultural Research Center. The papers presented results of research on small farm agriculture and identified additional research needs. Sections included an overview of small farms, horticulture, livestock and forage, and socioeconomic, marketing, and family considerations.

Call Number: 57 RES
Subjects: Agricultural research , Alternative agriculture , Berries , Fruits , Livestock , Small farms , Vegetables

Title: Science in agriculture : the professional's edge
Author: Arden B. Anderson
Published: Kansas City, MO : Acres U.S.A. , 1992

Summary: This book includes a brief introduction to chemistry, physics and biology and goes on to discuss their application to agriculture, discussing the workings of plants and soils as nature intends, and making reference to the works of Carey Reams, Philip Callahan, William Albrecht and others and advocating a biological agriculture that focuses on soil nutrition and is not reliant on petrochemical inputs.

ISBN: 0911311351
Call Number: 58 AND
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Biological farming

Title: Thompson On-Farm Research with Wallace Institute : 1994 report
Published: Boone, IA : Thompson On-Farm Research , 1994

Summary: Major topics in this report include fertility, cover crops, weed control, and field crops.

Call Number: 10.5 THO
Subjects: Agricultural research , Alternative agriculture , Alternative field crops , Cover crops and green manure crops , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Fertility , Livestock , On-farm research , Weed management

BOOKLETS

Title: Farm you forestCircular 1219
Author: Theodore W. Curtin
Published: Champaign, IL : University of Illinois , 1989

Summary: This book discusses forest farming, including management and marketing.

Call Number: 67.5 CUR
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Marketing , Tree farming , Tree planting

Title: Integrated farm management
Published: Oklahoma City, OK : World Neighbors
Series: Practical guide to dryland farming series 3

Summary: One of a set of booklets that demonstrate the experiences and methods of farmers in the semi-arid uplands of Timur. This booklet addresses the kinds of adaptations that are especially helpful for hillside farming in infertile soil and irregular rainfall. The emphasis is on careful layout, contouring and terracing, soil and water conservation, maintaining fertility, multiple cropping and diversity to maintain subsistance and farm income and enhance productivity.

Call Number: 51.6 INT
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Rural development

Title: Nature's ag school : the Thompson Farm
Published: Emmaus, PA : Regenerative Agriculture Association , 1987 1987 ed.

Summary: Articles in this publication provide an overview of the activities of the Thompson research farm in Boone, Iowa. Topics include weed control, ridge-till soybeans, drug-free hogs, and a summary of on-site research.

Call Number: 10.5 NAT
Subjects: Agricultural research , Alternative agriculture , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , On-farm research , Weed management

Title: the Organic decision : transitionaing to organic dairy production
Author: Department of Applied Economics and Management
Second Author: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Published: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University , 2002

Summary: A step by step book to help you plan for transitioning to organic dairy production.

Call Number: 86.2 ORG
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Dairy production , Dairy products , Farm management and decision making , Marketing , Milk , Organic farming

Title: Profitable pratices and strategies for a new generation
Published: Lincoln, NE : Center for Rural Affairs for the North Central Initiative for Small Farm Profitability , 2002

Summary: case studies prepared by the Center for Rural Affairs for the North Central Initiative for Small Farm Profitability

Call Number: 50.9 PRO
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Alternative field crops , Beef , Beginning farming , Cattle , Cattle, beef , Cattle, dairy , Cooperatives and cooperation , Dairy production , Family farms , Family life , Hogs , Pork

VIDEOS

Title: Farming alternatives : innovations on Northeast farms
Contributors: Produced by Nancy Grudens-Schuck
Published: Ithaca, NY : Farming Alternatives Project, Cornell University

Publishers Number: NRAES-28
Call Number: 82.6 FAR
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Alternative enterprises , Farm profiles, demonstration farms

Title: Local vs. organic food : a discussion : with Willie Lockeretz, Bill Duesing, Joan Gussow, Katherine DiMatteo & Jack Kittredge
Published: Barre, MA : Northeast Organic Farming Association , c1995

Publishers Number: 9509
Call Number: 50.9 LOC
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Local food systems , Organic farming

AUDIOCASSETTES

Title: 1996 Acres U.S.A. Conference : alternative agriculture success story
Author: Dick Thompson
Second Author: Sharon Thompson
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres, U.S.A. , 1996

Publishers Number: 2003
Call Number: 66.7 THO
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Compost , Weed management

Title: 1996 Acres U.S.A. Conference : the empty harvest continues
Author: Mark Anderson
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres, U.S.A. , 1996

Summary: This presentation explores the theory and history of alternative agricultural ideas and how alternative practices in use today were anticipated in the past.

Publishers Number: 2011A, 2011B
Call Number: 50.9 AND
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Alternative agriculture, advocacy

Title: 1996 Acres U.S.A. Conference : beginning the transition to eco-agriculture
Author: David Swaim
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres, U.S.A. , 1996

Publishers Number: 2001
Call Number: 50.9 SWA
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative agriculture

Title: 1998 Eco-Ag/East Conference : modern yields from eco-farming methods
Author: Klaas Martens
Second Author: Mary-Howell Martens
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres U.S.A. , 1998

Publishers Number: no. 2204
Call Number: 60.8 MAR
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Crop production

Title: Cycles, history, and eco-agriculture
Author: Charles Walters
Contributors: 1996 Acres U.S.A. Conference
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres U.S.A. , 1996

Publishers Number: 2018
Call Number: 20 WAL
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative agriculture

Title: Fallinf into the no-till trap
Author: Wendell Owens
Contributors: 1996 Acres U.S.A. Conference
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres U.S.A. , 1996

Publishers Number: 2013
Call Number: 22 OWE
Subjects: Alternative agriculture

Title: Finding fertilizers through recycling
Author: Jacki Judice
Contributors: 1996 Acres U.S.A. Conference
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres U.S.A. , 1996

Publishers Number: 2012
Call Number: 27.51 JUD
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Fertilizers

CD ROMS

Title: Ohioline : your link to information, news, and education
Published: Columbus, Ohio : Ohio State University , 1999

Summary: agriculture infomation from Ohio State University

Call Number: 10.86 OHI
Subjects: Alternative agriculture


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