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View Resource ATTRA - The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

This organization promotes sustainable agriculture. Their website provides publications on production practices, alternative crop and livestock enterprises, innovative marketing, and organic certification, and highlights of local, regional, USDA and other federal sustainable ag activities.

View Resource Checking the Food Odomoter: Comparing Food Miles for Local Foods Versus Conventional Produce Sales to Iowa Institut

This publication of Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University, is of research conducted that compared weighted average source distance (WASD) of foods grown locally in Iowa to those foods obtained from traditional sources.

View Resource Food, Fuel, and Freeways: An Iowa Perspective on How Far Food Travels, Fuel Usage, and Greenhouse Ga

This is a publication of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University. The research for this publication compared fuel use, distances traveled, and carbon dioxide emissions associated with the transport of locally grown foods, to fuel use, distances traveled, and carbon dioxide emissions associated with the transport of foods typically available at local grocery stores...

View Resource Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

In its mission to promote sustainable and environmentally friendly farm techniques, the Leopold Center sponsors a variety of research and educational projects related to marketing and food systems, ecology, and policy. Initiatives include alternative swine production systems/ agroecology, animal management, cropping systems, human systems, integrated pest management, manure management, organic...

View Resource Water Resources, Development and Management Service

The world\'s food production depends on the availability of water, a precious but finite resource. Users can learn about the need for more efficient usage of water for irrigation, and about the activities of the Water Resources Development and Management Service, which is concerned with sustainable use and conservation of water in agriculture. Links to other sites related to irrigation practices...

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