Sustainable Agriculture

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Sustainable Agriculture

In simplest terms, sustainable agriculture is the production of healthful food, fiber, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare. Sustainable agriculture focuses on trying to find a good balance between the need for food production and the preservation of the ecological system within the environment such as conserving water, reducing the use of fertilizers and pesticides, and promoting biodiversity in crops grown. Sustainable agriculture also focuses on maintaining economic stability of farms and helping farmers improve their techniques and quality of life.

Relevant Links and Information

Indiana Receives Technical Assistance for Agriculture and Food Production Enterprise