Field Course for Agricultural Professionals on the Common Goals and Strategies of USDA's National organic Standards and Resource Conservation Programs

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2003: $60,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Region: Western
State: California
Principal Investigator:
Rex Dufour
National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)

Annual Reports


Not commodity specific


  • Animal Production: preventive practices
  • Crop Production: windbreaks
  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, risk management
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement, hedgerows, riparian buffers, wildlife, hedges - woody
  • Pest Management: cultural control, prevention
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter
  • Sustainable Communities: urban/rural integration
    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.