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Other Sustainable Efforts on Farms Big and Small

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  1. Other Sustainable Efforts on Farms Big and Small • Diversified crops • Diversified animal operations • Smart water use • Low and no till • Wind power • Solar power • Biofuel production • Animal digesters • Bio diesel • Ethanol • Grass Pellets http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Bulletins/Clean-Energy-Farming/Text-Version/First-Steps

  2. Diversified Crops and Livestock • Choosing more specialized grains and growing different crops in different years builds soil, reduces pests and increases revenue • Millet, buckwheat, amaranth, canola, sunflower, sesame, flax, legumes and alfalfa • Cover crops • Introducing animals • Agroforestry http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Bulletins/Diversifying-Cropping-Systems/Text-Version/Profiles/Diversified-North-Dakotan-Works-With-Mother-Nature http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Bulletins/Diversifying-Cropping-Systems/Text-Version/Profiles/Profitable-Pecans-Worth-the-Wait-in-Missouri-Alley-Cropping-Systems

  3. Smart water use • Groundwater volume is on the decline in many regions of the country • Using drought tolerant crops reduces or eliminates the need for irrigation. • Example is replacing corn with sorghum http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/10/31/231509864/heat-drought-draw-farmers-back-to-sorghum-the-camel-of-crops

  4. Conservation Tillage

  5. Wind and Solar energy • Helps farmers offset costs • Increase self-reliance http://www.vindy.com/news/2008/sep/03/with-the-help-of-solar-technology-farmer/