Incorporating Minority Farmers in the Sustainable Agricultural Movement

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2001: $5,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Region: North Central
State: Michigan
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  • Agronomic: corn, rye, soybeans, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Vegetables: greens (leafy)
  • Animals: bovine, poultry
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: manure management, preventive practices, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: cover crops, municipal wastes, organic fertilizers, ridge tillage, conservation tillage, contour farming
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, mentoring, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, feasibility study, agricultural finance, market study, risk management, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: soil stabilization, wetlands, wildlife
  • Pest Management: field monitoring/scouting, cultivation, row covers (for pests)
  • Production Systems: transitioning to organic
  • Soil Management: composting, green manures, organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, public participation, urban agriculture, urban/rural integration, analysis of personal/family life, community services, employment opportunities, social capital, sustainability measures
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