Regionally Centered Sustainable Agriculture System

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1997: $173,240.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $235,635.00
Region: Southern
State: Virginia
Principal Investigator:
Anthony Flaccavento
Clinch Powell Sustainable Development Initiative

Annual Reports

Information Products


  • Agronomic: grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Vegetables: tomatoes
  • Animals: bovine, poultry, swine


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, parasite control, free-range, pasture renovation, range improvement, grazing - rotational, watering systems
  • Crop Production: cover crops, organic fertilizers, application rate management
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, mentoring, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, community-supported agriculture, marketing management, market study, value added, whole farm planning
  • Pest Management: biological control, botanical pesticides, chemical control, integrated pest management, row covers (for pests), sanitation, weather monitoring
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter, soil analysis
  • Sustainable Communities: infrastructure analysis, new business opportunities, partnerships, public participation, urban/rural integration, 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.