Introducing the 19th edition of the Greenbook, a publication of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing & Development Division. We highlight the project results of creative and innovative farmers and researchers involved with the Sustainable Agriculture On-farm Demonstration Grant Program.
Sustainable agriculture focuses on environmentally friendly farming practices with a special emphasis on reducing inputs. It also includes diversification of crops and alternative livestock systems, and it gives farmers increased access to alternative markets.
Greenbook 2008 contains articles highlighting the results of the grantees' projects and provides practical and technical information. Each article includes personal observations and management tips from the participants. Additionally, these grantees are willing to share their knowledge and experiences with you. They are all dedicated to making Minnesota agriculture more profitable and environmentally friendly. Feel free to give them a call about their projects.
This year's Greenbook also includes articles on sustainable agriculture provided by the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA), a partnership between the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota and the Sustainers' Coalition, a group of individuals and nonprofit organizations. MISA received funding from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), program of USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) to help farmers implement sustainable agriculture practices. The articles in Greenbook 2008 present the work done on these projects.
Please contact Alison.Fish@state.mn.us for a printed copy of the entire Greenbook 2008: A Multitude of Ideas to Sustain Agriculture
Ag Marketing & Development Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, firstname.lastname@example.org