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Fostering Sustainability and Innovation in Agriculture
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Below is a list of websites pertaining to sustainable agriculture.  Simply click on a link to open the selected site in a new window.


Sustainable Agriculture Information Services

Agriculture IT and Engineering Organizations

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers – Asabe

Pan-American Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture – PanAfita

International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering – Hokkaido Japan

International Network for Information Technology in Agriculture – INFITA

Career Resources

Sustainable Food Jobs

Good Food Jobs

Entrepreneur Resources

Feeding 10 Billion – a not-for-profit committed to helping food-system entrepreneurs realize their goal of building sustainable companies that make an impact, create jobs and generate returns for investors.

Starting a Business – Links to basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business

Business Plan Guide – Nuts and bolts business plan guide that every budding entrepreneur should own

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Khan Academy


Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Certification Organizations

Food Alliance

Sustainable Farm Certification, Intl.

Rainforest Alliance Farm Certification

Scientific Certification Systems for Sustainable Agriculture

National Organic Program

Organic Certification

University-based Sustainable Agriculture Education Programs

Cornell University College of Agricultural and Life Sciences – Cornell University

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture – Iowa State University

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program – University of California at Davis

Center for Sustainability – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Sustainable Food Systems – College of the Atlantic

Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems Program – Montana State University

Sustainable Agriculture Program, Central Carolina Community College – Central Carolina Community College

Sustainable Agriculture Program, CAFNR – University of Missouri-Columbia College

Sustainable Agriculture Major – Sterling College, Vermont

Program in Ecological Agriculture and Society (PEAS) – University of Montana

Agroecosystems Management Program – Ohio State University

Agroecology Concentration – University of Illinois

Agroecology Program – University of Wyoming

Agriculture, Food and Environment – Tufts University

Agroecology Minor Program – North Carolina State University

Agroecology Masters Program – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Agroecology Home – Univeristy of California at Santa Cruz

Agriculture and Landscape Program – University of Massachusetts Amherst

Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems – University of California at Santa Cruz

Department of Plant, Soil, & Environmental Sciences – University of Maine

Farmer Apprentice Program – University of Vermont

Ecological Agriculture Major – University of Vermont

Organic and Sustainable Crop Production – University of Florida

Interdisciplinary Studies Program in Organic Agriculture – Colorado State University

For a more complete list of Educational and Training Opportunities in Sustainable Agriculture Click Here

Farmer Training Programs


Agriculture and Land Based Training Association (CA)

U.C. Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture (CA)

Regenerative Design Institute (CA)

Living Lands Agrarian Network (CA)

Soil Born Farms (CA)

Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (CA)

Esalen Institute (CA)

CTAHR Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Program (HI)

New Mexico Farmer-to-Farmer Training Program (NM)

Oregon State University Growing Farms Workshops (OR)

Multnomah County Beginning Urban Farmer Apprenticeship (OR)

Rogue Farm Corps (OR)

Seattle Tilth Farm Works Program (WA)

Viva Farms Incubator Program (WA)

Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WA)

Sustainable Connections (WA)

The Greenbank Farm Agriculture Training Center (WA)


Women, Food and Agriculture Network (IA)

Practical Farmers of Iowa New Generation (IA)

Iowa State Beginning Farmer Center (IA)

Iowa Network for Community Agriculture (IA)

Iowa State Sustainable Agriculture Extension Office (IA)

The Farm Business Development Center at Prairie Crossing Farm (IL)

The Land Connection (IL)

Central Illinois Farm Beginnings (IL)

Angelic Organics Learning Center – Farmer Training Initiative (IL, WI)

Upper Midwest CRAFT (IL, WI)

Stateline Farm Beginnings (IL, WI)

Purdue Small Farm and Sustainable Agriculture Team (IN)

Cultivate Kansas City (KS)

Kansas Rural Center (KS)

Michigan Land Use Institute Get Farming! (MI)

Michigan State University Organic Farmer Training Program (MI)

Tillers International (MI)

Lake Superior Farm Beginnings (MN)

Land Stewardship Project Farm Beginnings (MN)

Minnesota Food Association Big River Farms Training Program (MN)

Jefferson Institute (MO)

Growing Gardeners Training Program (MO)

Community CROPS Growing Farmers Program (NE)

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NE)

Farm Beginnings Nebraska (NE)

The Center for Rural Affairs (NE)

University of Nebraska EDGE Program (NE)

Foundation for Agricultural and Rural Resources Management and Sustainability (FARRMS) (ND)

North Dakota Farmers Union (ND)

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute New Farmer Foundation Year (WI)

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (WI)

School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers (WI)

University of Wisconsin Extension Emerging Agricultural Markets Team (WI)

Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association (OH)

Innovative Farmers of Ohio (OH)

Dakota Rural Action, Farm Beginnings (SD)


Farm School NYC (NY)

Hawthorne Valley Farm Beginnings Program (NY)

New Farmer Development Project (NY)

Rockland Farm Alliance (NY)

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture (NY)

Farm Catskills (NY)

Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming (NY)

Poughkeepsie Food Project (NY)

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PA)

Penn State Agriculture Marketing (PA)

Penn State Extension (PA)

The Seed Farm of Lehigh County (PA)

The Farm School (MA)

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (MA)

Tufts University’s Sustainable Farming Project (MA)

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) (ME)

NOFA New Jersey (NJ)

Southside Community Land Trust (RI)

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Rhode Island (RI)

Intervale Farms Program (VT)

University of Vermont Farmer Apprentice Program (VT)

Rutland Area Food and farm Link New Farmer Initiative (VT)

UVM Women’s Agricultural Network (VT)

NOFA-VT Apprentice and Willing Worker Program (VT)


The Farm School for Women (NC)

Organic Growers School (NC)

The Kerr Center (OK)

Noble Foundation (OK)

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OK)

Clemson University New and Beginning Farmer Program (SC)

Upstate School of Sustainable Agriculture (SC)

Texas Agrilife Extension Service (TX)

Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (AL)

Foundation Farm School (AR)

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University New and Beginning Farmer Training Program (FL)

Center for Integrated Agriculture (FL)

Allegheny Mountain School (VA)

Online Sustainable Agriculture Training Programs – an Internet based series of courses aiming to support farmers and their communities through the sharing of knowledge and positive experiences, and bringing stakeholders together via partnership and constructive dialogue.

The New England Small farm Institute

Cornell Small Farms Program

Northeast Beginning Farmer Project

Penn State Extension Beginning Farmer Course

Aquaponics Resources

The Aquaponic Source

The Aquaponics Association 

The Aquaponic Gardening Community

Aquaponics HQ

Aquaponics Journal

Urban Aquaponics