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February 11, 2004 - Economics of Sustainable Agriculture- Keeping sustainable small farms, small, viable and sustainable.
At the turn of the last century, over 90% of the US population a was involved in agriculture. Today that number has dwindled to less then 2% of the population. Small family farms have all but disappeared. Making farming economically viable is critical for the future of small-scale farms, the food they grow and environmental benefits they provide.
John Irked, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri, Colombia, MO
Jim Crawford, Farmer, New Morning Farm,co- founder of Tuscarawas Organic Growers, Huston town, PA
Julia Wiley, co-owner Marquita Farm, Watsonville, CA
Join Jerry as we learn about the innovative farming practices and marketing strategies that are pointing the way forward and how consumers can play a more active role in supporting small scale family farms.
For More Information:
Profile of the Crawford's
Reflections on the 2003 CSA season (by Julia Wiley at NewFarm.org)
Tuscarora Organic Growers
John Ikerd's home page