Integrating Quality of Life, Economic, and Environmental Issues: Agroecosystem Analysis of Amish Farming

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1995: $40,800.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Matching Federal Funds: $10,800.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $15,600.00
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
Project Coordinator:
Deborah Stinner
Dept. of Entomology, OARDC, Ohio State University

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  • Agronomic: barley, corn, oats, spelt, sorghum (milo), wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Vegetables: beans, broccoli, peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: native plants, trees
  • Animals: bovine, poultry, swine, sheep
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems
  • Soil Management: organic matter, nutrient mineralization
  • Sustainable Communities: analysis of personal/family life, community services, social capital, social networks, 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.