I was part of an interesting and productive meeting Monday dealing with the tobacco side of my research and extension program where the conversation turned to definitions of sustainable agriculture. The consensus was that there is not consensus among growers, regulators, and the public as to what sustainable agriculture really means. Being a visual thinker, this conversation inspired me to plug the definitions used by some of the sustainable agriculture resources I trust into a Wordle.
UC Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
The Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program (SARE)
USDA - Sustainable Agriculture Information
Ecological Agriculture Projects - McGill University
While bouncing around the site, I also created a word cloud for my twenty six most recent blog posts. It's pretty clear what's been on my mind lately!