The SEED Center

Resource Center


The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”

Search by sector or by topic, or across all sectors and/or all topics. Or search by keyword at the top right of this page.


How are the Resources Organized?

What are the Criteria?

Resources that are included in the SEED Center have been reviewed by the TAG and meet the following criteria:

  • Accessible and available for colleges to model and/or customize to their local labor markets
  • Not to be used as a means to market individual consultants or their products to AACC members
  • Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative

Additionally, be sure to check out our Green Programs!

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Report – U.S. Agriculture & Climate Change Legislation: Markets, Myths & Opportunities

This brief tries to objectively assess the impacts of climate legislation and identify ways that such legislation could be shaped to provide greater opportunities for the sector of sustainable agriculture. U.S. farmers will be presented with a host of new markets and opportunities with the advent of climate and energy legislation.

Report – U.S. Dairy Sustainability Report

This report from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy focuses primarily on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy impacts — the first challenges to be addressed through this industry wide effort for dairy sustainability.

Report (Green For All) – Green Jobs in a Sustainable Food System

Green for All has a large quantity of resources on what doesn’t work about our present food system and how to fix it, including information on employment and necessary policy changes. It is within this context that this report identifies opportunities to transform jobs in the green economy and enhance environmental and economic equity outcomes in the future. The initial analysis promises opportunities for workers to build long-term skills, and emphasizes the importance of linking local efforts to broader regional and national policy platforms. This multi-level engagement and collaboration will help set in motion the systemic changes needed to create a more sustainable and equitable food system.

Report (NCAT) – Sustainable Agriculture: An Introduction

This overview publication discusses the concept of sustainability and its application to farming, offering suggestions for improving sustainability in various aspects of farming, and listing ATTRA publications that correlate with these basic principles of sustainable agriculture.

Report (NCAT) – Sustainable Small-scale Nursery Production

Sustainable nursery practices can increase plant marketability and reduce a nursery’s impact on the environment. This publication focuses on the sustainable production of woody and herbaceous nursery plants, both in containers and in the field. It is not a primer for inexperienced growers, but a complementary source of information that concentrates on sustainable production techniques. Topics covered include integrated pest management, weed control and alternative fertilizers. The publication also introduces business management practices.

Report (NCAT) – Agricultural Business Planning Templates and Resources

This resource list contains sources of business planning templates and further resources for agricultural enterprises. These resources include internet and print resources as well as training courses and workshops.

Report (NCAT) – An Illustrated Guide to Growing Safe Produce on Your Farm

Farmers play an important role in preventing food-borne illnesses through the use of good agricultural and management practices. This publication discusses ways farmers can reduce produce contamination risk, which creates a safer food system and increases consumer confidence in their own products and farm at the same time.

Report (NCAT) – Applying the Principles of Sustainable Farming

Sustainable farming meets environmental, economic, and social objectives simultaneously. Environmentally sound agriculture is nature-based. Economic sustainability depends on profitable enterprises, sound financial planning, proactive marketing, and risk management. Social sustainability results from making decisions with the farm family’s and the larger community’s quality of life as a value and a goal. This publication discusses the principles of environmental, economic, and social sustainability, and provides practical examples of how to apply them on the farm.

Report (NCAT) – Assessing the Pasture Soil Resource

This technical note provides methods to determine biological activity of pasture soils and practical tips on improving the usefulness of typical soil and plant samples. The soil biology sampling methods are easy to learn and utilize commonly available tools found around any farm. Once these biological assessments are made, more insight into the many benefits of nutrient cycling become apparent. Methods for using soil and plant samples strategically are also covered.

Report (NCAT) – Conserving Fuel on the Farm

In today’s climate of continually escalating fuel prices, farms must find ways to conserve fuel in order to reduce costs. This publication identifies a number of measures that will reduce fuel consumption on farms, and concludes with a list of resources for more information.

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