Lists alternative crop and livestock species and related enterprises with links to Extension sources that help evaluate and start non-conventional farming enterprises.
Grains and Legumes
Add new crops to your rotation or learn how you can successfully adopt sustainable farming techniques or organic production methods for your field crops.
USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.
North Carolina State University.
Covers sunflower seed, buckwheat, triticale, grain sorghum or milo, cover crop seed, food-grade soybeans, spelt and blue corn.
University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Service.
Provides information for more than 40 alternative field crops, such as crambe, flax, and kenaf.
University of Missouri. Cooperative Extension Service.
A collection of Extension publications on corn, cotton, forages, grains, soybeans and weed control for these crops.
Oregon State University. Crop and Soil Science.
Research and production information for cereals, forages, oilseeds, potatoes, and seed crop production.
Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute.
Crop production guides and budgets are available for amaranth, buckwheat, canola, cowpea, flax, dry bean, mung bean, pearl millet, sesame and sunflower.
National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.
Production and marketing information for specialty grains and organic techniques for conventional grain.
Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.
Basic information for and photographs of aromatic, culinary, feed, grain, pulse and oilseed crops.
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
A collection of links to online newsletters on field crop production topics.
Ohio State University. Cooperative Extension Service.
In this 14th edition, Chapter 6: Small Grain Production and Chapter 10: Alternative Crops are of particular use for those interested in specialty grains.