Resources

Woman farmer planting tomatoesThere is a wealth of information available about sustainable agriculture. Here are some resources that I’ve found particularly helpful. Please share others that you particularly like; let’s share our wealth of resources.

American Farmland Trusthttp://www.farmland.org/
American Farmland Trust is the only national conservation organization dedicated to protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land.

American Farmland TrustCultivating the Next Generation: Resources and Policies to Help Beginning Farmers Succeed in Agriculture. http://www.farmlandinfo.org/sites/default/files/AFT_BF_06-2014-lo.pdf 

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculturehttp://arcadiafood.org/
Arcadia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system in the Washington, DC area.  Arcadia manages four distinct program areas that engage consumers, farmers, schools, and institutions. Their Mobile Market initiative is a model for other communities to emulate.

Center for Science in the Public Interesthttp://www.cspinet.org/

Change Food. http://www.changefood.org. Excellent talks by a wide variety of people working to change our current food system, from TED, TEDx Manhattan, and other food-related conferences.

Environmental Working Group. www.ewg.org/. Extremely helpful information to help consumers choose nontoxic products and foods.

Food and Environment Reporting Network.  http://thefern.org/

Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Futurehttp://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-a-livable-future/index.html

Local Harvesthttp://www.localharvest.org/

Modern Farmerhttp://www.modernfarmer.com. Magazine, website, newsletter.

National Young Farmers Coalition. http://www.youngfarmers.org/

Organic Consumers Associationhttps://www.organicconsumers.org/

Start2Farmhttp://www.start2farm.gov/

Vox: 40 Maps That Explain Food in Americahttp://www.vox.com/a/explain-food-america

 

 

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  1. if you are ever in Mass, come visit the herd! I am 62, been raising beef cattle less than 5 years and in doing so learned a bunch about life and myself – AND FELL IN LOVE WITH COWS. They have lives we know nothing of without paying attention. My daughter and 5yr twin granddaughters are training to take over as time goes by.

    1. Hi Joan, Wow I love what you write about your cows, and life and yourself. I would love to come up and see your farm. You never know what is going to develop with this project; my goal is to travel around more to interview women from all over the country. I hope you’ll subscribe so you don’t miss a post! Thanks for your comment.

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