Evaluation of National Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Projects

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2000: $25,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Grant Recipient: Iowa State University
Region: National
State: Iowa
Project Leader:
Kathleen Delate
Iowa State University


  • Agronomic: barley, corn, flax, oats, potatoes, rye, safflower, soybeans, spelt, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: apples, berries (other), cherries, berries (cranberries), berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: beans, broccoli, cabbages, garlic, onions, peas (culinary), peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: tobacco, herbs, ornamentals, trees
  • Animals: bees, bovine, poultry, goats, sheep, swine
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: feed formulation, manure management, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: agroforestry, cover crops, double cropping, foliar feeding, intercropping, multiple cropping, no-till, nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers, ridge tillage, strip tillage, conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: decision support system, extension, farmer to farmer, focus group, mentoring, networking, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, agricultural finance, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement, indicators, soil stabilization, wetlands, wildlife
  • Pest Management: biological control, biorational pesticides, botanical pesticides, chemical control, compost extracts, cultural control, disease vectors, field monitoring/scouting, flame, integrated pest management, mulches - killed, mulches - living, mating disruption, physical control, mulching - plastic, prevention, row covers (for pests), sanitation, soil solarization, trap crops, traps, mulching - vegetative, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic, agroecosystems, permaculture
  • Soil Management: composting, earthworms, green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, public participation, urban agriculture, social capital, social networks, sustainability measures

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    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.