Professional Development Program






Course 1 Resources

Educational Programs and Advisory Services
USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture
International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
Sustainable Agriculture Working Groups:
Western SAWG
Southern SAWG Southern SAWG
Northeast SAWG Northeast SAWG
NSAC National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Examples of University-Based Programs:
Clemson University, Sustainable Agriculture Program
Iowa State University, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
North Carolina State University, Center for Environmental Farming Systems
University of Vermont, Center for Sustainable Agriculture
University of California, Agricultural Sustainability Institute
University of California, Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems
Washington State University, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Minnesota, Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture
Publications and Web Resources
An Agricultural Testament. Sir Albert Howard. Oxford University Press. 1940.
Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems and Community Development. Margaret Krome and George Reistad. Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, National Center for Appropriate Technology, and National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. 2014.
Developing and Extending Sustainable Agriculture: A New Social Contract. Charles Francis, Raymond Poincelot, George Bird (Editors). CRC Press. 2006.
Look to the Land. Lord Northbourne. Dent. 1940.
New Roots for Agriculture. Wes Jackson. University of Nebraska Press. 1980.
Reading the Farm: Training Agricultural Professionals in Whole Farm Analysis for Sustainable Agriculture.  Janet McAllister, Charlie White. Northeast SARE. 2015.

Report and Recommendations on Organic Farming. United States Department of Agriculture. 1980.
A Sand County Almanac. Aldo Leopold. Oxford University Press. 1948.
Silent Spring. Rachel Carson. Houghton Mifflin. 1962.
Sustainable Agriculture: Definitions and Terms. USDA National Ag Library-Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC). 2007.
What is Sustainable Agriculture? ATTRA publications and resource list.
What is Sustainable Agriculture? USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE). 2010.
What is Sustainable Agriculture? UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP). 
Monitoring/Assessment Tools
The Monitoring Toolbox. Land Stewardship Project.
The Landscape Toolbox. The Landscape Toolbox is a joint project between the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Jornada Experimental Range and the Idaho Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.
River Friendly Farm Environmental Assessment Tool. Kansas Rural Center.