What is "sustainable agriculture"?
Different agencies and groups define sustainable agriculture differently. But all definitions have three things in common.
Conscientious stewardship of the land, resulting in healthy soil, water and air that supports that which depends on it generation after generation;
Farm profitability for farmers and farm families no matter how few or how many acres they use and care for on their farms; and
A good quality of life for residents of rural communities and for consumers who depend on agricultural products far more than most are likely to know.
New York's Sustainable Agriculture Working Group promotes a healthy agricultural system that is environmentally sound, economically viable, and socially just for farmers and consumers by:
Founded in 1991, NYSAWG incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)3 in 1998.
NYSAWG is one of several Sustainable Agriculture Working Groups serving regions throughout the United States.