Reading the Farm is a 2- to 3-day professional development program that brings together agricultural service providers from a range of agencies, with various expertise and levels of experience, to explore whole-farm systems and sustainability through in-depth study of two case-study farms. Over 90% of past participants reported that the program has helped them be more effective service providers. In this article, we describe the program and draw on our experiences in three states to provide recommendations for future implementation of the program.
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Mallory, E., White, C., Morris, T., & Kiernan, N. E. (2011). Reading the Farm-Training Agricultural Professionals in Whole Farm Analysis for Sustainable Agriculture. The Journal of Extension, 49(5), Article 16. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.49.05.16