Getting a Handle on the Barriers to Financing Sustainable Agriculture

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2000: $69,043.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Region: North Central
State: Minnesota
Project Coordinator:
Carolyn van Schaik
Land Stewardship Project

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: barley, corn, oats, soybeans, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: apples, berries (other)
  • Nuts: hazelnuts
  • Additional Plants: native plants, ornamentals, trees
  • Animals: bovine, poultry, goats, rabbits, sheep, swine
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, farmer to farmer, focus group, networking, study circle
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, agricultural finance, whole farm planning
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, analysis of personal/family life, social capital, sustainability measures
    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.