Alternative Farming Systems Information Center


Beltsville, Maryland

Alternative Farming Systems Information Center

As part of the National Agricultural Library, we help you locate and access information about topics related to sustainable and alternative agricultural systems, crops and livestock. Topics include:

  • sustainable and regenerative crop and livestock farming systems
  • ecological pest management
  • renewable energy options for farms
  • direct marketing practices
  • local and community food systems
  • organic production, certification and marketing
  • family farm and beginning, women and minority farmer issues
  • crop and livestock diversification including: aquaculture, exotic and heritage farm animals, specialty fruits and vegetables, herbs and mushrooms, new uses for traditional crops, and value-added enterprises and agritourism
  • Listing last updated on May 26, 2011

    The Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC) of the National Agricultural Library specializes in identifying resources about sustainable food systems and practices to ensure a sustainable future for agriculture and farmers worldwide.




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