Opportunities for Sustainable Agriculture Awareness, Education, and Implementation in Idaho and Washington. Developed by Ariel Agenbroad. Today’s Topics. Present principles of Sustainable Agriculture appropriate for Small Farms Introduce an overview of Cultivating Success Background Goals
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Opportunitiesfor Sustainable AgricultureAwareness, Education,and Implementationin Idaho and Washington
Developed by Ariel Agenbroad
A collaborative educational programfor Idaho and Washington State
Started in 2000
And funded throughgenerous grants from:
USDA Risk Management Agency, USDA SARE, USDA Higher Education Challenge Grants,and USDA CSREES Western Center for Risk Management Education
Create and implement educational programs to increase the number and foster the success of sustainable small acreage farmers and ranchers in Idaho and Washington.
“Good development of the concept of sustainability and how it can be applied (and is being applied) to small farming and ranching.”
“Importance of small farms to the community and of the community to small farms – They must be interconnected to succeed and be sustainable over time.”
“How interconnected the environment on the land is…such as looking at insects in the area, soil quality, water etc. before choosing the farm site.”
“Farming is about relationships: farm to earth, bugs to soil, farmers to customers, farmer to farmer.”