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Successful Whole Farm Planning: Essential Elements Recommended by the Great
Lakes Basin Farm Planning Network. This report articulates the consensus of
a diverse group of 120 participants. It describes why there is so much
interest in whole farm planning and what purposes it can serve. Essential
goals, qualities of the planning process, and essential contents are presented.
Describes nine of the best examples of whole farm planning programs now in use
or under development. Copies available for $6. Or view the text at our web
- Connections, quarterly, $10 per year for individuals, $25 for
organizations. Editor: Beth Waterhouse.
- The Whole Farm Planner, quarterly, free. Editor: Loni Kemp. Text
on our website at http://www.misa.umn.edu/wfp.html.
- Let's Get Technical, an information source for State Technical
Committee members, free. Editor: Loni Kemp
Mission: The Minnesota Project addresses issues of rural
communities that cross a broad range of environmental concerns. Since 1979,
the organization has assisted rural leaders as they build their community's
capacity to address issues of sustainability or natural resource management.
The Minnesota Project brings rural leaders and the rural perspective
into national and statewide policy development. Current program areas are
sustainable agriculture and water quality; renewable energy development;
community sustainability; river protection; and sustainable forestry.
We provide leadership to a number of collaborative efforts in
Publication: "Successful Whole Farm Planning: Essential
Elements Recommended by the Great Lakes Basin Farm Planning Network."
This report articulates the consensus of a diverse group of 120 participants.
It describes why there is so much interest in whole farm planning and what
purposes it can serve. Essential goals, qualities of the planning process, and
essential contents are presented. Nine of the best examples of whole farm
planning programs now in use or under development are described. Copies
available for $6. Or view the text at our web site:
- Loni Kemp is Co-Chair of the National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture.
- Beth Waterhouse chairs the Sustainers Coalition, providing guidance to the
University of Minnesota.
- Loni Kemp is past-chair of the board of the Minnesota Institute for
- Loni Kemp is project coordinator for the Sustainable Agriculture Systems
project, a $500,000 joint University/non-profit/farmer research project
documenting impacts on water and soil quality.
- John Lamb is coordinator of the Great Lakes Farm Planning Network, a joint
effort in six states and Ontario to demonstrate the value of whole farm
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