Within Minnesota and nationwide there are dozens of organizations working on every possible aspect of sustainability:  from developing local food systems to establishing carbon-credit trading systems, and from creating localized energy sources to educating farmers and the public about best management practices for water quality.

In Minnesota

Connect to the strong and vibrant community of folks involved in sustainable agriculture, sustainable development, conservation, and renewable energy in Minnesota.


Sustainable agriculture is nurtured nationwide by dedicated people working through organizations in all corners of the country. The many organizations involved fall roughly into two categories:

    • Those that supply basic research and education
    • Those that focus on matters of policy

Centers at Colleges

Coursework and degree programs in sustainable agriculture, agroecology, and organic agriculture are "cropping up" in the United States and Canada, at small colleges and large universities.

Rural Development

Agricultural Agencies