Locally Led Farmer Groups for Sustainable Agriculture: The Study Circle Approach

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1998: $6,500.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Matching Federal Funds: $6,500.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $7,500.00
Region: Northeast
State: Maryland
Project Leader:
Jim Hanson
Department of Ag Resource Economics

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, soybeans, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Additional Plants: native plants
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: grazing - multispecies, feed/forage
  • Education and Training: extension, farmer to farmer, focus group, networking, study circle
  • Farm Business Management: agricultural finance
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, employment opportunities
    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.