The Economics of Seed Saving on Three Biological Farms in Western Michigan

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1997: $4,676.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Region: North Central
State: Michigan
Project Coordinator:

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, sunflower
  • Fruits: melons
  • Vegetables: beans, cucurbits, sweet corn, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: herbs, ornamentals
  • Animals: bees


  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: demonstration, farmer to farmer
  • Farm Business Management: community-supported agriculture, feasibility study
  • Natural Resources/Environment: hedgerows, soil stabilization, wildlife
  • Pest Management: biological control, cultural control, physical control, mulching - vegetative
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: organic matter, soil analysis, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: public participation
    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.