Multi-Agency On-Farm Sustainable Agriculture Training

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1997: $15,335.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Matching Federal Funds: $3,184.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $1,509.00
Region: North Central
State: Iowa
Project Coordinator:
Richard Thompson
Practical Farmers of Iowa

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: barley, corn, soybeans, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Additional Plants: trees
  • Animals: bovine, swine
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, pasture renovation, grazing - rotational
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, marketing management, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, riparian buffers, riverbank protection
  • Production Systems: holistic management, transitioning to organic
  • Soil Management: soil analysis, composting
  • Sustainable Communities: infrastructure analysis, new business opportunities, partnerships, 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.