Farming for Profit and Sustainability Resource Manual, USDA
Growing Soybeans on CRP Land, Iowa State University, Delate
of Alternative Crops & Enterprises for Small Farm Diversification, USDA
Farmers and farm advisors can use the lengthy compilation to identify alternative
crops, unusual livestock, and innovative farming enterprises. In addition
to the list, the site provides links to online documents, organizations,
databases, and other websites that can help farmers assess and implement
alternatives in their farming operations.
Making The Transition
to Sustainable Farming, ATTRA
Ohio Family Farm Loan Guarantee Program
The primary purpose of the program
is to guarantee a portion of a bank loan for those buying a farming operation
of starting an agricultural enterprise.
The Organic Materials Review Institute
OMRI is a nonprofit organization created to benefit the organic community
and the general public. Its primary mission is to publish and disseminate
generic and specific (brand name) lists of materials allowed and prohibited
for use in the production, processing, and handling of organic food and
fiber. OMRI also conducts scientific research and education on the use
of materials by the organic industry.
Organic Seed Sources, ATTRA
of Organic Crop Production, ATTRA
Potting Soils, ATTRA
Small Farm New Farm, Ohio State University
Testing Services & Interpretation, ATTRA
Sources for Organic
Fertilizers and Amendments, ATTRA
|Organic Farming: Lampkin
This comprehensive book has been reviewed as "the
only significant textbook in English that embraces both the methodology
and philosophy of the organic system of farming." Published by Farming
Press Books, Wharfedale Road, Ipswich IP1 4LG, United Kingdom. This book
is also available through OEFFA.
Switching to a Sustainable System
This is a useful sustainable management
primer for farmers who are considering conversion from conventional chemical
agriculture to sustainable or organic farming systems. Copies are available
from the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society at RR 1 Box 73,
Windsor, ND 58424.