This is the 24th edition of the Greenbook highlighting the Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grant projects of Minnesota farmers, ranchers, and researchers. These grants have provided an incentive for people to pursue research and innovations that they might otherwise not have done.
The annual Greenbook features the results of on-farm demonstration and research projects that test new approaches to raising crops and livestock as well as marketing agricultural products. These farmers have brought a multitude of ideas and hard work to help make Minnesota agriculture more environmentally friendly and profitable.
Over the past twenty-four years, the Greenbook has showcased hundreds of innovative and creative grant projects that have contributed to important advances in Minnesota agriculture. From the state’s small specialty crop farmers to the large commodity crop farmers, all are working to make Minnesota’s agricultural sector a success.
Greenbook 2013 contains articles on each project with observations and management tips from the participants. They have also shared practical and technical information. We think you will find Greenbook 2013 interesting and please feel free to call any of the grantees about their projects. They are eager to discuss their projects, the successes and the challenges, with you.
Sustainable Agriculture Program
Ag Marketing and Development Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, firstname.lastname@example.org