Small and Mid-sized Farm Sustainability Through Crop Diversity and Photosynthesis

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2008: $18,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2010
Region: North Central
State: North Dakota
Project Coordinator:

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, soybeans, wheat


  • Animal Production: grazing management
  • Crop Production: cover crops, no-till
  • Soil Management: soil quality/health

    Proposal summary:

    This group project lead by Severson Farms will research ways for the small and mid-sized farm to become sustainable by shifting from the use of fossil-fuel chemicals and fertilizer to bio-diversity and photosynthesis to replenish soil and to combat pests.

    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.