Assisting Farmers in Crisis to Adopt Sustainable Marketing Alternatives

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2000: $98,590.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $15,502.00
Region: North Central
State: Illinois
Project Coordinator:
John Masiunas
University of Illinois

Annual Reports

Information Products


  • Agronomic: potatoes, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: berries (other), melons, berries (strawberries)
  • Nuts: hazelnuts
  • Vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, parsnips, peas (culinary), peppers, rutabagas, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, brussel sprouts
  • Additional Plants: herbs
  • Animals: poultry, goats, rabbits, sheep
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, housing, free-range, grazing - multispecies, preventive practices, grazing - rotational
  • Crop Production: agroforestry, continuous cropping, application rate management
  • Education and Training: networking, workshop
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, community-supported agriculture, marketing management, feasibility study, agricultural finance, market study, risk management, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, biological control, botanical pesticides, compost extracts, cultural control, flame, physical control, mulching - plastic, row covers (for pests), smother crops, soil solarization, mulching - vegetative
  • Soil Management: organic matter, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, 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.