Whole Farm Planning for Sustainable Systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2000: $67,378.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $67,378.00
Region: North Central
State: Nebraska
Project Coordinator:
Paul Swanson
University of Nebraska

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: barley, corn, soybeans, sunflower, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Vegetables: beans, peas (culinary), peppers, turnips
  • Additional Plants: trees
  • Animals: bovine, poultry


  • Animal Production: preventive practices, range improvement, grazing - rotational, watering systems, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, mentoring
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, wildlife
  • Pest Management: biological control, cultural control, physical control, mulching - plastic, cultivation, prevention, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: holistic management, permaculture, integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: earthworms, green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: urban/rural integration
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.