Whole Farm Planning - Holistic Management

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2001: $143,500.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Matching Federal Funds: $19,500.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $66,800.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Phillip Metzger
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Annual Reports


Not commodity specific


  • Animal Production: range improvement, stockpiled forages, watering systems
  • Education and Training: extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, study circle
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, agricultural finance, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, indicators, soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: economic threshold, field monitoring/scouting, prevention, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: nutrient mineralization, organic matter, soil quality/health
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