Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities
Editor's note The following abstract describes a guide that is available as a PDF. A link to downloading is on this page.
Donale Richards, Margaret Krome and Alejandra Hernandez Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI)
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) policy staff
This publication lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs in supporting agricultural and forestry innovations. Specifically, it addresses program resources in community development; sustainable land management; and value-added and diversified agriculture and forestry. It can help farmers, entrepreneurs, community developers, conservationists, and many other individuals, as well as private and public organizations, both for-profit and not-for-profit. The guide is a collaborative publication from USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI), National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), and National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC).
Economic development for farms, businesses and communities
Insurance and risk management
Local food systems, value-added and marketing innovations