Whole Farm Planning
Plan out your farm for success and resource conservation! Much information is available about managing your land to balance natural resources, agricultural operations, profits and public responsibilities. A good place to start is at the USDA Alternative Farms Information System on whole farm systems. Click here for more information.
Focuses on Soil Health Fundamentals
Now more than ever, it is abundantly clear that healthy soils play an essential role in productive agricultural systems. Soils are foundational to the food we eat and fundamental to life on earth. Focusing on sustainable soil management has shown to increase farm and ranch profitability, improve crop yield and provide other critical services related to water, air, and climate. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education’s (SARE) newest book, the fourth edition of Building Soils for Better Crops, provides rich detail on ecologically sound practices for developing and maintaining healthy soils. For more information, read this SARE article.