Ag Resources > Sustainable Agriculture Workshop Videotapes
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Non-chemical Weed Control in Row Crops - Jim Bender practical strategies for weed control using a rotary hoe, crop rotation, and other mechanical and cultural methods.
Intensive Grazing - Roger Wentling intensive grazing as practiced in Pennsylvania.
Organic Vegetable Production - Russell Pocock (3 hours) how to start with no capital or market & build a profitable small-scale farm, lots of practical, low-cost labor saving ideas.
Sustainable Agriculture and Human Creativity - Wes Jackson (3 1/2 hours) thought provoking lecture followed by panel discussion with NE farmers.
Getting Started in Farming - Ray Babb & Ron Vos (2 hours) how to get started with no resources by working with other farmers & building up slowly with equipment and livestock.
Drought Proofing Your Farm - Walter Goldstein (1 hr 40 m) biodynamic approach to improving soil structure & creating greater water holding capacity.
Livestock & Sustainable Agriculture - Fred Kirschenmann & Bob Steffen (2 hours) biodynamic livestock & farming systems with an emphasis on composting, resource efficiency & fertility management.
Buying Used Farm Equipment - Gerry Miller (2 hours) information based on years of experience as an auctioneer and equipment dealer.
Low Investment Hog Facilities - Dr. Ken Curtis & Garry Anderson (2 hours) keeping profits high & costs low.
Building Soil Structure with Legumes - Walter Goldstein (2 hours) in-depth discussion of factors affecting soil structure & its ability to hold water.
Land Transfer - Zimmer (real estate), Archbold (lawyer), and Pavel (CPA) (2 hours) detailed discussion on passing land from one generation to the next.
Natural Pest Control - Prescott Bergh (2 hours) info on cultural methods of control & various commercial products.
Dairy Grazing - Art Thicke & Dan French (2 hours) enthusiastic presentation on how these farmers switched to intensive grazing for improved profits and lifestyle.
Videotapes from the 1996 Annual Meeting:
Keynote: Building Hope in Rural Communities by Dr. Garth Youngberg
Selling Meat Direct to the Consumer by David Schafer - shares his experiences direct mktg. pork, lamb, poultry & grass-fed beef.
Organic Gardening by Thomas Tomas
Growing and Marketing Herbs by Gerry Meyer
Learning as a Group: IMPACT Project Experiences by panel of Nebraska IMPACT Project participants - present insights from 1st year projects.
OCIA Certification: More Than a Change in Price by Dave Welsch - discusses the org. cert. process.
Successful Alternatives to Chemical Weed Control by J. Paulsen & T. Larson - discusses leafy spurge control w/angora goats & Tom discusses mech. weed control & crop rotations.
Pesticides and Human Health by Michael Corbett - presents a consideration of the chronic health effects of pesticide use.
Creative Approaches for Beginning Farmers by panel of beginning farmers - share their strategies for getting into farming.
Warm Season Grass and Legume Mixtures by Dr. Bruce Anderson
Videotapes from the 1995 Annual Meeting:
How to Set Up an On-Farm Research Project by Dick & Sharon Thompson
Establishment of Alfalfa Using Nontraditional Cover Crops by Gary Young - results of one year on-farm research.
Multiplying Your Harvest Through Mktg.: Value-Added Prod. by K. Scheer - explores product dev. & marketing, adding value to your produce & finding a market for it.
Planting the Seeds for Reform in the 1995 Farm Bill by Kelly O'Neill
Biological Control of Weeds: by Gary Young - results of on-farm research on biological control of thistle.
Intro. to OCIA: Meeting Organic Certification Standards by Dave Welsch
Organic Gardening by Thomas Tomas
How to Write & Present a Farmer Grant Proposal by G. Young & Tim Powell
Farmers Markets: Successful Sales & Management by Billene Nemec - focuses on how mgmt, location & marketing make for a successful farmers' market.
Maximizing Forage Use in Beef Production by Terry Klopfenstein - grazed forages vs. supplemental feeds: reducing costs & increasing profits.
How to Use Soil Survey Maps by Chuck Mahnke
Videotapes from the 1994 Annual Meeting:
Community Supported Agriculture by Robyn Van En -basics of starting a CSA including start-up procedures, variety, structure, potential & troubleshooting.
Grass Fattening of Cattle by Terry Klopfenstein - study of low-input systems of beef prod. emphasizing the use of grazed forages in place of feed supp.
What Farmers Should Do With Their Wastes by Wayne Woldt - explains the reasons for ban on solid waste disposal, exemptions, and waste mgmt options available.
Dealing With the Public-Xmas Trees & Raspberries PYO by Bill Mammel - discussion of pros, cons, and planning for dealing with the public in a pick-your-own business.
Sustainable Agriculture and Quality of Life by John Ikerd - 2 hrs discusses industrialization of ag, its impact on life, & how sustainable ag can improve quality of life.
Rural Recycling by Kay Stevens - discusses recycling Dbase project, comm. recycling trng. program & potential of coops to mkt. recyclables.
Low-Cost Farrowing & Feeding of Hogs by Pat Steffen - pasture gestation & farrowing, switching from antibiotic-based feed to probiotic-based feed.
Manure & Compost Management by Paul Huenefeld & Martin Kleinschmit - share ideas on composting equipment & long term benefits.
Videotapes from the 1993 Annual Meeting:
Keynote: Farmers are Heroes by New Farm Editor Craig Cramer
Growing & Marketing Herbs by Thomas Tomas
Direct Marketing by panel of farmers
Windmills by Jim Cossart
Environmental Liability by Dave Aiken
Marketing by Dave Vetter
Comparing Monocropping & Crop Rotations by Mike Herman
Videotapes from the 1992 Annual Meeting:
Community in Nature and at Home by Wes Jackson (1992 Keynote)
Sustainable Agriculture Research at the Land Institute by Wes Jackson
Sustainable Living: Using Solar Power by Girouard, Ellefson & Morgan
Ecology & Economics of Field Windbreaks by Jim Brandle
Videotapes from the 1991 Annual Meeting:
Understanding the Living Soil by Stuart Hill (1991 Keynote)
Sustainable Agriculture and Empowerment of Farmers by Stuart Hill
Biological Weed/Insect Control by Stuart Hill
The New Farmer & the New Agriculture by Fred Kirschenmann
Switching to a Sustainable Agriculture by Fred Kirschenmann
Composting by Bob Steffen and Mike Herman
To Become Certified Organic by Joe Roberts