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
- Promote colleges becoming generally more innovative
Be sure to check out our Toolkits for additional useful resources!
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Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE): What is Sustainable Agriculture
SARE provides free introductory resources on the basics of sustainable agriculture, including a 12-page booklet (published 2021) and an 8-episode “What is Sustainable Agriculture” animation series that highlights some common practices farmers and ranchers across the country use to improve profitability, quality of life and environmental stewardship. Further resources from SARE on sustainable agriculture can […]
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University of Wisconsin Madison Sustainable Agricultural Center
See the educational resources at the Sustainable Agriculture Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin Madison
USDA Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC)
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC) specializes in identifying resources about sustainable food systems and practices in support of USDA’s effort to ensure a sustainable future for agriculture and farmers worldwide. AFSIC has a directory that contains links to online searchable databases that pertain, in some degree, to sustainable/alternative agriculture. The […]
USDA National Agricultural Library – Sustainable Agriculture: Definitions and Terms
Review this publication from the USDA Alternative Farming Systems Information Center which strives to illustrate the commonality and some of the controversy that defining such a goal entails, and it includes brief descriptions of the methodologies and practices currently associated with sustainable agriculture.
USDA: Educational and Training Opportunities in Sustainable Agriculture
This section of the USDA National Agricultural Library provides information on colleges, universities, associations and organizations that train or conduct research in the sustainable agriculture sector.(Updated: June 2012)
USDA: National Agricultural Library – Catalog
The USDA’s National Agricultural Library Catalog is a great resource for books on articles in the field of Sustainable Agriculture as well as many other resources. Search this database for particular topics of interest.
USDA: National Agricultural Library – Sustainability in Agriculture
Sustainable food systems integrate many disciplines, goals and agricultural practices. On this webpage, find guides and links to sustainable agriculture information related to: Definitions and History, Environmental Laws and Policy, Economic and Social Issues, and Food Choices and Security.
USDA: Sustainability in Agriculture – Definitions and History
This section of the USDA National Agricultural Library provides definitions and history of sustainable agriculture. Explore a variety of approaches and practices, current and past, to appreciate where agriculture is going in the future.
USDA: Sustainability in Agriculture – Economic and Social Issues
This section of the USDA National Agricultural Library provides a wealth of resources that discuss the economic and social concerns and challenges in sustainable agriculture.
USDA: Sustainability in Agriculture – Education and Outreach
This section of the USDA National Agricultural Library provides subject guides and links related to the classroom and curricula, education, training, and employment opportunities, whole system and on-farm research techniques, research databases and collections, and information on support and funding sources.
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