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View Resource Economic Contributions: Biodiesel’s Contributions to the U.S. Economy

Biodiesel significantly contributes to the U.S. economy in multiple ways, according to economic analysis completed in September 2006 by John M. Urbanchuk of LECG.

http://biodiesel.org/pdf_files/fuelfactsheets/EconomicImpact...
View Resource Education and Research: Classroom and Curricula

Learning about sustainable agriculture issues can start at any age. Check here for instructional books, teaching aids, course outlines, support organizations and other teaching resources for all...

http://afsic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=...
View Resource Education and Research: Education, Training and Employment Opportunities

Many colleges, universities and organizations award degrees or offer courses, training programs, internships or volunteer opportunities that pertain to alternative, sustainable or organic agriculture.

http://afsic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=...
View Resource Education and Research: Research Databases and Collections

Researchers, farmers and students with an interest in sustainable agricultural practices can access a wealth of online databases and collections to find relevant research projects and results,...

http://afsic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=...
View Resource Education and Research: Support and Funding Sources

Competitive grants programs that provide research funds to scientists, agricultural educators, farmers and ranchers and students are available from a variety of government agencies and non-profit...

http://afsic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=...
View Resource Education and Research: Whole System and On-farm Research Techniques

Learn fundamental techniques, guidelines and tips to conduct research experiments and trials at the farm level.

http://afsic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=...
View Resource Energy in Agriculture and Society: Insights from the Sunshine Farm

The author discusses energy conservation, and uses of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources in food production systems, from data and observations based on research conducted at the Land...

http://www.landinstitute.org/vnews/display.v/ART/2001/03/28/...
View Resource Energy Use and Carbon Release by Manufactured Inputs in Crop Production: A Comparison of two Manitoba Farms with contrasting Tillage Systems

Research compares energy use and carbon emmisions associated with various tillage and crop rotation systems.

http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/afs/plant_science/extensio...
View Resource Environment & Natural Resources

Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) is a broad emphasis area with major impact on the quality of our world. NIFA national leadership integrates research, education, and extension expertise to...

http://www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/nre/nre.cfm
View Resource Food, Fuel, and Freeways: An Iowa Perspective on How Far Food Travels, Fuel Usage, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

This is a publication of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University. The research for this publication compared fuel use, distances traveled, and carbon dioxide emissions...

http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/pubs/staff/ppp/food_mil.pdf
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