Sustaining western rural landscapes, lifestyles, and livelihoods through agricultural enterprise diversification: a collaborative partnership.

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2000: $80,880.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $99,734.00
Region: Western
State: Wyoming
Principal Investigator:
Boyd Byelich

Annual Reports

Information Products


  • Fruits: berries (other)
  • Vegetables: garlic, onions
  • Additional Plants: herbs, native plants, ornamentals, trees
  • Animals: bees, fish, ratite, shellfish
  • Miscellaneous: mushrooms


  • Animal Production: herbal medicines, grazing - multispecies, range improvement
  • Crop Production: windbreaks
  • Education and Training: decision support system, demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, networking, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, cooperatives, marketing management, feasibility study, agricultural finance, market study, risk management, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: afforestation, biodiversity, habitat enhancement, hedgerows, riparian buffers, riverbank protection, wetlands, wildlife, hedges - woody
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, 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.