The Resource Center organizes resources around 7 green economy “Sectors” and 7 “Topics.”
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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
- Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative
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Offers workshops for teachers on permaculture.
October 14, 2011
Report – Biobased Products: Minnesota’s Opportunity and Challenge
As the interest and use of biobased products grows, so do the opportunities and challenges. According to a recent report sponsored by AURI and the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, Minnesota’s fundamental strengths in agriculture, biofuels and innovation may hold the key to the state’s potential for leadership in this emerging economy although, as […]
Report – Effects of Increased Biofuels on the U.S. Economy by 2022
This report examines how meeting the RFS-2 would affect various key components of the U.S. economy. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) calls for a Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2), which mandates that the United States increase the volume of biofuel that is blended into transportation fuel from 9 billion gallons in 2008 […]
Report – Market Forces: Creating Jobs through Public Investment in Local and Regional Food Systems
This report details economic, social and environmental benefits of farmers markets and other local food outlets. The report recommends the following policy changes: Increase funding for programs that support local and regional food systems. Raise the level of research on the impacts of local and regional food systems. Restructure the safety net and ensure credit […]
Report – Minnesota Food Production Sector: Growing Green Jobs
Minnesota’s food industry may provide significant opportunity for growing jobs that are considered green. This comprehensive report takes a look at where those opportunities may lie. While the data is for Minnesota, the conceptual framework can be useful to educators in other states as well.
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. […]
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 […]
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