Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education

I know that there are a lot of people who strongly dislike the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) for their politics, short-sightedness, bureaucracy, and policies that promote big-business agriculture or the status quo to the detriment of the environment and personal and public health, and while I often agree, we do need to acknowledge when they are doing something right.  Their department of Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education is a step in the right direction.

The site is packed with really good information: videos, bulletins, fact sheets on research, and newsletters.  Many of these items are specific to a region in the U.S. (Western, Southern, North Central, Northeast).

They also offer free online courses/curricula through their Learning Center.  Just click on this link to view all the offerings - you will need to register to start.  Some of the courses are designed more the extension agents, but they are still free to anyone.  Not too many yet, but a great resource for free education!

If you are interested in performing research on Sustainable Agriculture, this site is your source for grants to fund your project.

If you have a chance, I highly recommend that you take the time to browse this site.

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