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Sustainable Agriculture Organizations and Information Providers

Compiled by:

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC)
National Agricultural Library
U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Revised October 2015

This resource is part of our Sustainable Agriculture: Information Access Tools tutorial which identifies outstanding sources that address sustainable agriculture, research and information sources, contacts and experts, research funding sources, educational and career opportunities, and upcoming events.


Sustainable Agriculture Organizations and Publications
ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture.
A searchable database of U.S. and Canadian sustainable agriculture grassroots groups, nonprofits, and agencies. State-by-state contacts for a broadly defined sustainable agriculture community are included to facilitate networking. Updated annually.
https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/sustainable_ag/

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC)
Iowa State University.
National resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture.
http://www.agmrc.org/

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Information about NIFA programs related to sustainable agriculture. NIFA "invests in and advances agricultural research, education, and extension to solve societal challenges programs that relate to sustainable agriculture."
http://nifa.usda.gov/programs?search_api_views_fulltext=sustainable%20agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory Database
USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.
Online, searchable directory of U.S. academic and training programs in sustainable, alternative, and organic agriculture. Formerly: Educational and Training Opportunities in Sustainable Agriculture.
https://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/edtr/sustainable-agriculture-education-directory

The Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC) at the National Agricultural Library also provides library services focused on sustainable farming systems and practices, and on alternative crops and livestock. Website: https://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
USDA. Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES).
Nationwide research and education grants program, and information and publications outreach service.
http://www.sare.org/