Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities
January 24, 2012
This guide is written for anyone seeking help from federal programs to foster sustainable and innovative initiatives in this country associated with agriculture and forestry. Sustainability is commonly understood to embrace the triple concepts of economic, environmental and social viability. Specifically, the guide provides information about program resources pertaining to natural resources conservation and management; sustainable and organic farming practices; value added and marketing innovations, nutrition and consumer food access; economic development for farms, small businesses and urban and rural communities; and renewable energy and energy conservation.
The guide can help farmers, entrepreneurs, community developers, private landowners, conservationists, and many other individuals, as well as private and public organizations, both for-profit and not-for-profit. The guide describes program resources ranging from grants and loans to technical assistance and information resources.
Click the following link to view the full copy of the Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities Guide.
For free hard copies of this guide, please call The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA) at 1-800-346-9140.