Practices

Animal Production

  • animal protection and health
  • feed
  • feed additives
  • feed formulation
  • feed management
  • feed rations
  • free-range
  • genetics
  • grazing management
  • grazing – continuous
  • grazing – multispecies
  • grazing – rotational
  • herbal medicines
  • heritage breeds
  • homeopathy
  • housing
  • implants
  • inoculants
  • livestock breeding
  • manure management
  • meat processing
  • meat processing facilities
  • meat product quality/safety
  • mineral supplements
  • parasite control
  • pasture renovation
  • pasture fertility
  • preventive practices
  • probiotics
  • processing regulations
  • range improvement
  • rangeland/pasture management
  • stocking rate
  • stockpiled forages
  • therapeutics
  • vaccines
  • watering systems
  • winter forage
  • other

Crop Production

  • agroforestry
  • application rate management
  • alley cropping
  • beekeeping
  • biological inoculants
  • catch crops
  • conservation tillage
  • continuous cropping
  • contour farming
  • cover crops
  • crop improvement and selection
  • cropping systems
  • crop rotation
  • double cropping
  • drainage systems
  • drought tolerance
  • fallow
  • fertigation
  • fertilizers
  • foliar feeding
  • food processing
  • food processing facilities/community kitchens
  • food product quality/safety
  • forest farming
  • forestry
  • forest/woodlot management
  • grafting
  • greenhouses
  • high tunnels or hoop houses
  • intercropping
  • irrigation
  • low tunnels
  • multiple cropping
  • municipal wastes
  • no-till
  • nurseries
  • nutrient cycling
  • nutrient management
  • organic fertilizers
  • plant breeding and genetics
  • pollination
  • pollinator habitat
  • pollinator health
  • postharvest treatment
  • relay cropping
  • ridge tillage
  • row covers (for season extension)
  • season extension types and construction
  • seed saving
  • shade cloth
  • silvopasture
  • strip tillage
  • stubble mulching
  • tissue analysis
  • terraces
  • varieties and cultivars
  • water management
  • water storage
  • windbreaks
  • winter storage
  • zone till
  • other

Education and Training

  • decision support system
  • demonstration
  • display
  • extension
  • farmer to farmer
  • focus group
  • mentoring
  • networking
  • on-farm/ranch research
  • participatory research
  • study circle
  • technical assistance
  • workshop
  • youth education
  • other

Energy

  • anaerobic digestion
  • biodiesel
  • bioenergy and biofuels
  • biofuel feedstocks
  • byproduct utilization
  • energy conservation/efficiency
  • energy use
  • geothermal
  • renewable energy
  • solar energy
  • wind power
  • other

Farm Business Management

  • agricultural finance
  • agritourism
  • apprentice/intern training
  • budgets/cost and returns
  • business planning
  • community-supported agriculture
  • cooperatives
  • e-commerce
  • farm-to-institution
  • farm-to-restaurant
  • farmers\’ markets/farm stands
  • farm succession
  • feasibility study
  • financial management
  • labor/employment
  • land access
  • market study
  • marketing management
  • new enterprise development
  • risk management
  • value added
  • whole farm planning
  • other

Natural Resources/Environment

  • afforestation
  • biodiversity
  • carbon sequestration
  • drift/runoff buffers
  • grass waterways
  • habitat enhancement
  • hedgerows
  • hedges – grass
  • hedges – woody
  • indicators
  • riparian buffers
  • riverbank protection
  • soil stabilization
  • strip cropping
  • wetlands
  • wildlife
  • other

Pest Management

  • allelopathy
  • biofumigation
  • biological control
  • biorational pesticides
  • botanical pesticides
  • chemical control
  • competition
  • compost extracts
  • cultivation
  • cultural control
  • disease vectors
  • economic threshold
  • eradication
  • field monitoring/scouting
  • flame
  • genetic resistance
  • integrated pest management
  • mating disruption
  • mulches – general
  • mulches – killed
  • mulches – living
  • mulching – vegetative
  • mulching – plastic
  • physical control
  • precision herbicide use
  • prevention
  • row covers (for pests)
  • sanitation
  • smother crops
  • soil solarization
  • trap crops
  • traps
  • weather monitoring
  • weed ecology
  • weeder geese/poultry
  • other

Production Systems

  • agroecosystems
  • aquaculture
  • aquaponics
  • dryland farming
  • holistic management
  • hydroponics
  • integrated crop and livestock systems
  • organic agriculture
  • permaculture
  • transitioning to organic
  • other

Soil Management

  • composting
  • earthworms
  • green manures
  • nutrient mineralization
  • organic matter
  • soil analysis
  • soil chemistry
  • soil microbiology
  • soil physics
  • soil quality/health
  • toxic status mitigation
  • other

Sustainable Communities

  • analysis of personal/family life
  • community development
  • community planning
  • community services
  • employment opportunities
  • ethnic differences/cultural and demographic change
  • food hubs
  • infrastructure analysis
  • leadership development
  • local and regional food systems
  • new business opportunities
  • partnerships
  • public participation
  • public policy
  • quality of life
  • social capital
  • social networks
  • social psychological indicators
  • sustainability measures
  • urban agriculture
  • urban/rural integration
  • values-based supply chains
  • other