Cooperating for Sustainability and Adding Value: A Training Program on Cooperatives and Value Added Marketing for USDA Staff in the Northeast

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1996: $100,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1998
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $55,982.00
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:
Tim Bowser
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: apples
  • Vegetables: beans, cabbages, carrots, cucurbits, greens (leafy), peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: ornamentals
  • Animals: shellfish


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling
  • Education and Training: general education and training
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems
  • Sustainable Communities: social networks, sustainability measures
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