Collects, organizes and distributes information on alternative agriculture and provides high-level searching and reference services from the National Agricultural Library's vast collection and world-wide databases.
ATTRA offers the latest in sustainable agriculture and organic farming news, events and funding opportunities, as well as in-depth 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.
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania is a bipartisan, bicameral legislative agency that serves as a resource for rural policy within the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The Center (1) works with executive agencies and federal, regional and community organizations to maximize resources and strategies that can better serve the needs of Pennsylvania's 2.8 million rural residents, and (2) promotes and sustains the vitality of Pennsylvania's rural and small communities by awarding grants for applied research and model projects; maintaining and disseminating information on rural trends and conditions; publishing research and project results; and sponsoring local, state and national forums on rural issues.
In 2005, EFA celebrates its Silver Anniversary, marking 25 years at the forefront of sustainable agriculture education. Our innovative programs bring together growers, activists, and industry related businesses to exchange the latest advances in sustainable food production and marketing.
Where does your food come from? How can you help support your local farmer? Where can you find Local Food? What is Community Supported agriculture? Read more on how to buy local in our Buy Local section.
The mission of the Kerr Center is to assist in developing sustainable food and farming systems. The Kerr Center believes that sustainable agriculture must be socially equitable, profitable for producers and ecologically sound. The Kerr Center values and supports the family farm structure of agriculture, a fair playing field for independent farmers and ranchers, public research for the public domain, the enhancement and protection of natural resources, respect for nature, local food systems, and better communities.
The Leopold Center is interested in research and programs that can make agriculture more profitable and keep small and mid-sized farmers on the land. Most of our current work is done in one of our three initiatives: Marketing and Food Systems Initiative, Policy Initiative, and Ecology Initiative. The Center operates a competitive grants program as well.
Do you want fresh, locally grown, organic food, but don't know where to find it? The LocalHarvest map makes it easy to find family farms, farmers markets and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area .
NCAT's Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development projects provide services and information to help farmers reduce their use of pesticides and other expensive inputs, add a diversity of crops and livestock that add strength and flexibility to farm operations, incorporate new ways to market and add value to what they produce, improve soil fertility and water quality, and educate on how to become better stewards of natural resources and the environment.
The Northeast Organic Network (NEON) aims to discover opportunities for enhancing production and consumption of locally-grown organic food in the Northeast.
NE SARE promotes agriculture in the Northeast that is diversified and profitable, provides healthful products to its customers; is conducted by farmers who manage resources wisely and who are satisfied with their lifestyles and have a positive influence on their communities and the environment. The NE region is made up of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Vermont, and Washington, D.C.
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture ( PASA ) is a nonprofit organization working to improve the economic and social prosperity of Pennsylvania food and agriculture. PASA works with the farmers that grow our food, the consumers that eat the food, and those concerned with the ecological well-being of our environment and natural resources.
PCO's purpose is to assure the integrity of organic agricultural products through education, inspection, and certification of Pennsylvania-based growers, processors, and handlers.
PANNA (Pesticide Action Network North America) works to replace pesticide use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. PANNA links local and international consumer, labor, health, environment, and agriculture groups into an international citizens' action network. This network challenges the global proliferation of pesticides, defends basic rights to health and environmental quality, and works to ensure the transition to a just and viable society.
The Rodale Institute works with people worldwide to achieve a regenerative food system that renews environmental and human health working with the philosophy that "Healthy Soil = Healthy Food = Healthy People®.
Since 1988, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has helped advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program. The program, part of USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, funds projects and conducts outreach designed to improve agricultural systems.
A coalition of land grant universities, USDA, and nonprofit organizations in the Mid-Atlantic region is dedicated to helping small and emerging farmers improve their financial success. With funding from the USDA's IFAFS (Initiative for Future Agricultural Food Systems) program, the coalition developed an initiative entitled "The Small Farm Success Project" to help farmers.
The Wild Farm Alliance (WFA) was established by a group of wildlands proponents and ecological farming advocates who share a concern for the land and its wild and human inhabitants. WFA's mission is to promote agriculture that helps to protect and restore wild Nature.