NCAT’s Sustainable Poultry Website This site has comprehensive information on sustainable poultry production, including genetics, equipment, range management, processing and marketing.
American Pastured Poultry Producers Association Includes valuable information on pastured production. Access to listserve requires membership, but site visitors can browse the resource page for free.
Barry Koffler’s poultry site Scroll down to browse the table of contents, which includes links to equipment suppliers, information on incubating and hatching, breed club information, and an online poultry glossary, among others.
University of Wisconsin Extension Forage Resources page contains information page on grazing and pasture management, with links to current research.
Oregon State’s Forage Information System Wonderful resource with an extensive collection of extension publications (under “Forage Information”> “Publications”> “Extension”), some general and others directed specifically toward the Oregon climate. Browse by publication type or topic. Also offers a search engine to locate forage experts across the U.S. and internationally.
Cornell Forage-Livestock Systems Directed towards northeast dairy farmers, with links to other regions. Features a “Forage Species Selection Tool” for New York farmers which factors in soil type and intended livestock use.
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving genetic diversity in livestock. Their site contains breed information, as well as production guides. Go to “Free Downloads” to download their comprehensive “How to Raise Heritage Turkeys on Pasture” or “Chicken Assessment for Improving Productivity.” Membership includes U.S. breeder directory.
Farm Aid’s mission is to keep family farmers on the land and thriving, and to build a vibrant-family farm centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid’s Farmer Resource Network connects farmers to more than 450 organizations that offer innovative strategies to diversify and strengthen family farms.
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Hosted by Iowa State Extension, this program has three major focuses: marketing and food policy, ecology, and policy. Go to “Publications”> “Other Publications of Interest” to see links to extension papers and fact sheets relating to sustainable agriculture and marketing.
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) serves farmers striving to produce high-quality, healthful food using organic and sustainable techniques. This website offers free resources on sustainable production, certification and information on educational opportunities.
National Center for Appropriate Technology funding page lists various funding opportunities.
National Center for Appropriate Technology Livestock resources page has links to farmer-directed papers on livestock production. Topics covered include Beef and Dairy; Hogs; Sheep and Goats; Poultry; Grass Farming; Livestock Fencing and Watering Systems; and Other Livstock Topics.
Smalldairy.com is a web resource for dairy farmers of all species and includes information on events, organizations, supplies, technical advice, listservs, breeds and marketing.
Small Farm Central provides cost-effective web-marketing technology to farmers across the United States. This includes professional website development tools (at http://yourfarm.com), ecommerce to sell items online, and CSA Member Management tools. Each farm has its own login name and password to the service so the site can be updated at any time and through the use of farmer-centric design templates, each farm gets a unique, professional site at a cost that makes sense for the farm budget.
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grants page gives information on the types of grants offered and tips on how to write a successful one.
UC Davis Small Farm Website contains information on production and marketing, as well as links to other organizations and websites. Resources page has a section for livestock and rangeland.
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service Calendar of Events lists workshops, conferences, farm tours, short courses, seminars, and field days in the U.S. and internationally of interest to farmers.