The Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) is a cooperative effort
of university, government, business and non-profit organizations
dedicated to the exchange of scientific and practical information
on sustainable agricultural systems. It is a network in the
broadest sense of the word, supporting the exchange of information
with a variety of users. Publishing is a vital tool for
SAN has organized its publications around the WHO, WHAT, WHERE
and HOW of sustainable agriculture.
The "Sustainable Agriculture Directory of Expertise -- 1993" lists
hundreds of people and groups you can contact for advice on
building soil health, broadening your arsenal of pest-control
tools, diversifying cash flow and much more. Produced by
Appropriate Technology Transfer in Rural Areas (ATTRA) in
cooperation with SAN, the Directory is by far the most thorough
and comprehensive work of its type ever published.
SAN sponsors the "Showcase of Educational Materials", a compilation
of publications, videos, and other materials, as a way to identify
both exemplary educational materials and knowledge "gaps" to fill.
Materials that synthesize information in forms readily usable to
farmers are a particular focus of the Showcase. Those interested
in contributing materials to the Showcase should contact Gabriel
Hegyes, SAN Coordinator, c/o Alternative Farming Systems
Information Center, Rm. 304 National Agricultural Library, 10301
Baltimore Blvd., Beltsville, MD 20705.
(301) 504-6425 . FAX: (301) 504-6409.
The "SARE Overview" provides a yearly review that highlights
accomplishments of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and
Education (SARE) program.
WHEN AND WHERE
There is a 12 page "Calendar of Sustainable Agriculture" meetings
and events updated bi-monthly. Also attached is a current schedule
of the regional SARE/ACE granting cycles.
Contact the SAN Coordinator to join the mailing list.
"Managing Cover Crops Profitably" is the first in a series of SAN
Handbooks. It was prepared because more and more farmers want
reliable, easy-to-scan information on cover crops. "Managing Cover
Crops Profitably" is a practical, introductory guide to help remove
some of the guesswork.
A SAN factsheet, "Sustainable Agriculture vs. Weeds," highlights
some of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
and Agriculture in Concert with the Environment (ACE) projects
aimed at controlling weeds with fewer herbicides.
Please send your check, or purchase order to:
Sustainable Agriculture Publications, Hills Building, Room 12,
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405-0082
Managing Cover Crops
The Sustainable Agriculture
Directory of Expertise $14.95
The Showcase of Sustainable
and Education Materials $4.95
Sustainable Agriculture vs. Weeds Free
SARE Overview Free
SAN Publications are also available as "electronic books." Whether
from a computer disk or over a computer network their information
can be searched more quickly than it takes to scan a paper index.
The program runs on MS-DOS-compatible machines only, for the time
SAN is supported by the USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Research and
Gabriel A. Hegyes
2014 Throckmorton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-5504
Phone: (913) 532-5776
FAX: (913) 532-6315