Sustainable livestock farming: A promotional video and teaching tool

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2006: $5,770.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Region: Northeast
State: Maryland
Project Leader:
Robin Way
Rumbleway Farm


  • Agronomic: corn, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Vegetables: beets
  • Animals: poultry, goats, rabbits


  • Animal Production: housing, feed formulation, free-range, manure management, grazing - multispecies, probiotics, grazing - rotational, watering systems, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: cover crops
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, marketing management, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: hedgerows
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: composting
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures

    Proposal summary:

    Beginning farmers often start raising livestock without a clear picture of the most appropriate production techniques or sustainable practices. This project will develop a video on sustainable practices appropriate for multi-species livestock farming. The video will cover production, marketing, and ideas for adding value. Outreach will be through workshops, 4-H and vocational agriculture programs, and news releases

    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.