alternative farming

AFSIC Notes no. 1. Prepared By: Christophe Tant, Jane Potter Gates, Jayne MacLean. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, Information Centers Branch. Slightly revised January 1992. NAL Call no. aS494.5.A65A36 no. 1.


1. Quick Bibliography Series: QB 93-17, Updates QB 92-09. 306 citations in English from AGRICOLA in this bibliography were entered in the AGRICOLA database between January 1991-January 1993. By Karl Schneider. Reference Section, National Agricultural Library. January 1993. NAL Call no. aZ5071.N3 no.93-17.
2. Quick Bibliography Series: QB 96-08, Updates QB 93-17. 693 citations in English from AGRICOLA in this bibliography were entered in the AGRICOLA database between March 1993 - June 1996. By Karl Schneider. Reference Section, National Agricultural Library. September 1996 NAL Call no. aZ5071.N3 no.96-08.
3. Quick Bibliography Series no. QB 98-01, Updates QB 96-08. 451 citations in English from AGRICOLA in this bibliography were entered in the AGRICOLA database between between July 1996 - June 1998. By Karl Schneider. Reference Section, National Agricultural Library. September 1998. NAL Call no. aZ5071.N3 no. 98-01.


Organizations and Websites Related to Community Supported Agriculture
Compiled by Mary V. Gold
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
National Agricultural Library
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Updated January 2006


This resource offers tips for locating patents related to alternative farming methods. Prepared by the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center of the National Agricultural Library. May 2004.


The journals and newsletters listed in this directory "frequently contain articles relating to alternative farming systems. Some journals cover organic farming, some deal with general or specific aspects of sustainable agriculture, and some are broad-based agriculture periodicals."
Compiled by Jane Potter Gates, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. February 1993. NAL Call no. aS494.5.A65G3 1993.


Quick Bibliography Series: QB 93-01. Updates QB 90-57. Compiled by Jayne T. MacLean, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, National Agricultural Library. October 1992. 273 citations in English from AGRICOLA in this bibliography were entered in the AGRICOLA database between January 1985 - August 1992. NAL Call no. aZ5071.N3 no.93-01.


Special Reference Briefs Series no. 97-05. Sustainable Agriculture in Print: Current Books, prepared annually by the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC), first appeared in 1992 in response to requests for assistance in identifying the rapidly growing body of literature on sustainable or alternative agriculture. This publication is by no means an exhaustive survey of the literature. Inclusion or omission of any work does not indicate approval or disapproval. When combined with our publication, Tracing the Evolution of Organic/Sustainable Agriculture: A Selected and Annotated Bibliography (BLA 72) these titles provide bibliographic coverage of sustainable agriculture literature from 1580 to 2007. Compiled by the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. NAL Call no. AS21.D27S64 no.97-05. August 1997.


Special Reference Briefs no. 95-08. Compiled by Jane P. Gates, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. September 1995. This publication is a guide to the periodical literature on agricultural sustainability issues, developments, and practices current at the time of publication. It updates and expands the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center's (AFSIC) Periodicals Pertaining to Alternative Farming Systems, February 1993, as well as supplements to similar publications from other sources. NAL Call no. aS21.D27 S64 no. 95-08. See also: Sustainable Agriculture in Print: Current Books.


Sustainable Agriculture: Top 10 Research Journals
Compiled by:
Mary V. Gold; Updated by Stephanie M. Ritchie
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
National Agricultural Library
U.S. Department of Agriculture
10301 Baltimore Avenue, Rm 132
Beltsville, MD 20705
July 2009
Journal titles are ranked by relevance to Sustainable Agriculture by surveying journal issues from the past five years for English language articles about sustainable agriculture/farming/ranching and/or organic farming/agriculture/production. Each journal citation includes a description, indexing services, Website (current as of 2009), and National Agricultural Library call number.


Quick Bibliography Series: QB 93-03. Updates QB 91-95. 438 citations in English from AGRICOLA in this bibliography were entered in the AGRICOLA database between January 1990 - September 1992. By Jane Potter Gates, Alternative Farming Systems Information Center. November 1992. NAL Call no. aZ5071.N3 no.93-03.