The Kerr Center offers information on a
wide range of topics in sustainable farming and ranching, alternative
marketing, food and agriculture policy, and rural development. Formats
include books, reports, how-to manuals, fact sheets, articles, information
packets, power points and speaker’s packets.
Most of our publications are free and can be read on-line, just click
on the title. Many publications online are in the PDF format, which can
be read with Adobe Acrobat Reader. This software is free and can be downloaded
The Kerr Center’s most recent publications (2007 – present) are collected together on a single page for easy reference.
Publications are divided by topic into several sections. The first such section is a collection of articles on the general subject of sustainable agriculture, including backgrounds, definitions, history, and key concepts.
More detailed information on particular subjects within the larger area of sustainable agriculture can be found in the section on food and agricultural issues. Publications in this section are geared toward informing members of the general public. Subjects include genetically modified organisms (GMOs), confined-animal feeding operations (CAFOs), farmland preservation, and many other aspects of food and agriculture policy.
Other sections offer information oriented toward agricultural producers. These are divided by the type of enterprise, into separate sections on farming and gardening and raising livestock. In addition, a separate section offers an extensive selection of materials on organic agriculture.
Finally, to help farmers and customers connect with one another, a section on buying and selling locally contains resources with advice on marketing strategies and finding and evaluating local food sources.
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