Professional Development Program






PAGE 55 / 56

Unit 3: Partnerships and Resources for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

Raking hazelnuts in a one-hundred-year-old orchard, Dorris Ranch, Springfield, Oregon. (Lynn Ketchum, OSU EESC)
Congratulations! You have completed Course 1, Sustainable Agriculture: Basic Principles and Concept Overview.  Revisiting the learning objectives outlined at the beginning of this course, our hope is that you:
  • have a better understanding of the key concepts and themes of sustainable agriculture.
  • have a new perspective on your work and the connection between agriculture and the well-being of individuals, families, businesses, and communities.
  • will be able to provide technical assistance to your clientele to help them assess the sustainability of their farms and ranches.
  • know more about partnerships and participatory research and education approaches.
  • know the missions and goals of the SARE program, and the related resources and information networks that are available to you.
Before leaving this course, check out the Resources link above. This page includes a complete list of the resources and references mentioned in Course 1, plus a few additional items that will let you explore some of the topics from this course in greater depth, and that will help you develop more effective research and education programs in sustainable agriculture. If you have other key resources that you think should be included, please share those with us by contacting Kim Kroll, Associate Director, National SARE Program, at
PAGE 55 / 56