SMALL
FARM
TECHNOLOGY




AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY

FARM EQUIPMENT

SMALL FARMING

FARMING LINKS



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AGRICULTURE
FARMING




Agriculture; a term which encompasses
farming and ranching, is the process
of producing food, feed, fiber, fuel
and other goods by the systematic
raising of plants and animals.

Agriculture is also short for the study
of the practice of agricultureómore
formally known as agricultural science.



Agriculture
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture



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AGRICULTURAL
SCIENCE




Agricultural science is a broad
multidisciplinary field that
encompasses the parts of exact,
natural, economic, and social
sciences that are used in the
practice and understanding of
agriculture.




Agriculture
and
agricultural science




The two terms are often confused.
However, they cover different
concepts:

Agriculture is the set of activities
that transform the environment for
the production of animals and plants
for human use.
Agriculture concerns techniques,
including the application of
agronomic research.

Agronomy is research and development
related to studying and improving
plant-based agriculture.



Agricultural science
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agricultural_science



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AGRICULTURAL
MACHINERY




Agricultural machinery is one of the
most revolutionary and impactful
applications of modern technology.

Given the truly elemental human need
for food, agriculture has been an
essential human activity almost from
the beginning, and it has often driven
the development of technology and
machines.

Over the last 250 years, advances in
farm equipment have dramatically changed
the way people are employed and produce
their food worldwide.



Agricultural machinery
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agricultural_machinery



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FARM
EQUIPMENT




Farm equipment is any kind of
machinery used on a farm to help
with farming.

The best-known example of this
kind is the tractor.



Farm equipment
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farm_equipment



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SECTION 5



SMALL
FARMING




Smallfarm, nichemarket, alternativecrops,
hobby, livestock, Acreage, Small Farm,
management, animals, sheep, cattle, goat,
horse, crops, machinery, weed, wildlife,
habitat, pasture, traditional, natural
farming, stock raising, hay, alternative
farm research/inquiry, horsedrawn implement,
research and development,family farming.




What the USDA calls the public
value of small farms includes:


Diversity:


Small farms embody a diversity
of ownership,
of cropping systems,
of landscapes,
of biological organization,
culture and traditions.

A varied farm structure contributes
to biodiversity, a diverse and
esthetically pleasing rural landscape,
and open space.



Environmental benefits:

Responsible management of the natural
resources of soil, water, and wildlife
on the 60 percent of all U.S. farms
less than 180 acres in size, produces
significant environmental benefits for
society.

Investment in the viability of these
operations will yield dividends in the
stewardship of the nation's natural
resources.



Empowerment and community responsibility:

Decentralized land ownership produces
more equitable economic opportunity
for people in rural areas, as well as
greater social capital.

This can provide a greater sense of
personal responsibility and feeling
of control over one's life, these
characteristics that are not as
readily available to factory line
workers.

Land owners who rely on local
businesses and services for their
needs are more likely to have a
stake in the well-being of the
community and the well-being of
its citizens.

In turn, local land owners are more
likely to be held accountable for
any negative actions that harm the
community.



Places for families:

Family farms can be nurturing places
for children to grow up and acquire
values. The skills of farming are
passed from one generation to another
under family ownership structures.

When farm children do not continue to
farm, farming knowledge, skills and
experience are lost.



Personal connection to food:

Most consumers have little connection
to agriculture and food production.

As a consequence, they have little
connection with nature, and lack an
appreciation for farming as cultivation
of the earth for the production of food
that sustains us.

Through farmers' markets, community
supported agriculture, and the direct
marketing strategies of small farmers,
consumers are beginning to connect
with the people growing their food,
and with food itself as a product of
a farmer's cooperation with nature.



Economic foundations:

In various states and regions of the
U.S., small farms are vital to the
economy.



FOOD FIRST
Institute for Food and Development Policy

http://www.foodfirst.org/



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SMALL
FARMING
LINKS




Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/pubs/altlist.shtml/

Active Farming .org
http://www.activefarming.org/

American Small Farm Magazine
http://www.smallfarm.com/

Homestead.org
http://www.homestead.org/

MOTHER EARTH NEWS
http://www.motherearthnews.com/

MOTHER EARTH LIVING
http://www.motherearthliving.com/

MOTHER EARTH FORUMS
http://www.motherearthforums.com/

MOTHER EARTH SHOPPING
http://www.motherearthshopping.com/

Small Farmer's Journal
http://www.smallfarmersjournal.com/

The Small Farm Resource
http://www.farminfo.org/

Small Farm Today
http://www.smallfarmtoday.com/

Small Kiwi Farms
http://www.smallkiwifarms.co.nz/

Stumble Upon
http://www.stumbleupon.com/



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SECTION 6



FARMING
LINKS




Agriculture Network Information Center
http://www.agnic.org/

Agriculture in the Classroom
http://www.agclassroom.org/

Agrow Knowledge
http://www.agrowknow.org/

American Society of Agricultural Engineers
http://www.asabe.org/

Antique Farm Tools
http://www.antiquefarmtools.info/

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
http://www.asabe.org/

THE BEE SITE
http://www.thebeefsite.com/

THE BEEF SITE
http://www.thebeefsite.com/

BIO INFO
http://www.bioinfo.com/



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The Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM)
http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/

THE CATTLE SITE
http://www.thecattlesite.com/

Center for Rural Affairs
http://www.cfra.org/

COUNTRY WORLD NEWS
http://www.countryworldnews.com/

THE DAIRY SITE
http://www.thedairysite.com/

ECO CLEAN
http://www.ecoclean-az.com/

Farm Show
http://www.farmshow.com/

The Fish Finder
http://www.thefishfinder.com/

THE FISH SITE
http://www.thefishsite.com/



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FOOD FIRST
http://www.foodfirst.org/

GREEN FACTS
http://www.greenfacts.org/

GREEN OPTIONS
http://www.greenoptions.com/

Grist
http://www.grist.org/

Growing for Market
http://www.growingformarket.com/

Homestead.org
http://www.homestead.org/

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,IEEE
http://www.ieee.org/

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
http://www.iita.org/

Intute
http://www.intute.ac.uk/



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Invention Connection
http://www.inventionconnection.com/

Manure Management
http://www.manuremanagement.cornell.edu/

Mindfully.org
http://www.mindfully.org/

MOTHER EARTH NEWS
http://www.motherearthnews.com/

MOTHER EARTH LIVING
http://www.motherearthliving.com/

MOTHER EARTH FORUMS
http://www.motherearthforums.com/

MOTHER EARTH SHOPPING
http://www.motherearthshopping.com/

National Agricultural Library
http://www.nal.usda.gov/

National Center for Appropriate Technology NCAT
http://www.ncat.org/



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National Museum of Food And Farm
http://www.foodmuseum.com/

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service ATTRA
http://www.attra.org/

The NEW FARM
http://www.newfarm.org/

THE PIG SITE
http://www.thepigsite.com/

THE POULTRY SITE
http://www.thepoultrysite.com/

RFD-TV
http://www.rfdtv.com/

The Small Farm Resource
http://www.farminfo.org/

Small Farm Today
http://www.smallfarmtoday.com/



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Stumble Upon
http://www.stumbleupon.com/

STUDY STACK
http://www.studystack.com/

THE TECHNOLOGY FARM
http://www.thetechnologyfarm.com/

Tillers International, Inc.
http://www.tillersinternational.org/

University of Agricultural Sciences
http://www.uasd.edu/

UK Agriculture.com
http://www.ukagriculture.com/



WIKI
COMMUNITY

http://www.wikitut.org




wiki How
THE FREE THE HOW-TO MANUAL
http://www.wikihow.com




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