Farmers and researchers are working together to develop and implement agricultural practices that increase profitability, quality of life, and environmental stewardship. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education’s (SARE) new series of short animated videos illustrate how producers can improve the success and health of their farms by implementing sustainable practices.
The eight “What is Sustainable Agriculture?” videos are useful and engaging for audiences with a variety of educational backgrounds and complement other educational resources well.
For example, the first video in the new series, “A Whole Farm Approach to Sustainability,” highlights holistic management practices that allow us to produce enough food to satisfy today’s needs without compromising our ability to do so tomorrow. This approach focuses on:
- Increasing biodiversity
- Enhancing soil health
- Promoting ecological pest management
- Implementing water conservation practices
All eight episodes are focused on common practices that farmers and ranchers use to increase the economic benefits and environmental stewardship The episodes include:
- Episode 1: A Whole-Farm Approach to Sustainability
- Episode 2: Cover Crops and Soil Health
- Episode 3: Conservation Tillage and Soil Health
- Episode 4: Social Sustainability
- Episode 5: Ecological Pest Management
- Episode 6: Sustainable Grazing and Pasture Management
- Episode 7: Water Conservation
- Episode 8: The Economics of Sustainable Agriculture
All eight episodes are now available for viewing and sharing on the SARE website and on YouTube. Farmers, ranchers, educators and other agricultural professionals may download the video and can embed them without modification into websites or other noncommercial educational presentations. This video series was produced through a collaboration of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program and Pixeldust Studios.