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Student Farm Management (I&II) course guide

Local Food Systems report to Congress - 2015

From USDA Economic Research Service, published January 2015


Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems:
A Report to Congress

UMass Extension Service publications

Publications on the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment site.

Best Management Practices

Page with information on Management Guides - some are printed publications that can be ordered from the UMass Extension Bookstore; some are available online in part or in full.

  • Integrated Pest Management Handbook (printed book)
  • New England Floriculture Guide (printed book)
  • New England Small Fruit Management Guide (printed and online versions)
  • New England Tree Fruit Management Guide (current year printed, several past years online)
  • New England Vegetable Management Guide (part available online, current year printed)

Agricultural Statistics

USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) resources

Selected parts of the USDA:

State & Federal docs, International bodies

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the U.S. Federal govenment and many international organizations (United Nations, etc.) publish reliable information on many topics. Here are a few relevant liinks to their websites.

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR)

See box below for US Department of Agriculture links.

Use science.gov to search federal governmental information for agriculture and allied areas.

Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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