GreenBiz: Fields Institute takes holistic approach to ag business

At the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, a sustainable, integrated, holistic approach to agriculture always has been emphasized.

It only makes sense then that the Institute would take a similar approach in what it offers to those interested in various aspects of farming and agriculture.

The Institute ties together educational programs, engages in public policy and advocacy for sustainable agriculture, helps in enterprise development, conducts research on corn breeding and other areas, has urban agriculture projects and puts on Whole Farm Workshops.

“We concentrate on three major areas — education, public policy and research — but our approach does grow out of our overall emphasis on integration and a holistic philosophy,” said David Andrews, executive director of the Institute.

Read more about the institute in the newest GreenBiz column

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