Whole-Farm Planning and Holistic Management - Phase II

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2003: $87,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Phillip Metzger
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Additional Plants: native plants
  • Animals: bovine, poultry, sheep
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: pasture renovation, preventive practices, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling
  • Education and Training: extension, farmer to farmer, networking, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, study circle
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, agricultural finance, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement, indicators, soil stabilization, wildlife
  • Pest Management: field monitoring/scouting, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management
  • Soil Management: composting, earthworms, organic matter, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships, analysis of personal/family life, social psychological indicators, sustainability measures
    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.