Restoring Our Seed: Extension Program to Train Farmers in Ecological Seed Crop Production

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2002: $135,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Federal Funds: $15,000.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $54,000.00
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Project Leader:

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: potatoes, wheat
  • Vegetables: cucurbits, greens (leafy), tomatoes


  • Crop Production: windbreaks
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension, farmer to farmer, focus group, mentoring, networking, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, study circle, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, agricultural finance, market study, risk management, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement, hedgerows, wildlife
  • Pest Management: allelopathy, biological control, disease vectors, field monitoring/scouting, genetic resistance, mating disruption, physical control, weed ecology
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management, permaculture
  • Soil Management: green manures
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, analysis of personal/family life, employment opportunities, social capital, social networks, sustainability measures
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