Land-Grant University Activities in Organic Agriculture
Throughout the United States, land-grant universities are placing increased emphasis on meeting the research and extension needs of organic agriculture through dedicated research and extension centers.
At North Carolina State University 's Center for Environmental Farming Systems, there is a major emphasis on organic research and extension activity to develop agricultural systems that protect environments. This is a long-term project involving more than 2,000 acres of land.
The Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Minnesota is heavily committed to organic agriculture. Institute staff members coordinate research and outreach efforts with the agricultural community to develop sustainable agriculture in Minnesota.
At the University of California at Davis, the UC Organic Farming Research Workgroup coordinates research and extension efforts related to organic farming to meet the needs of the extensive California organic industry.