|Farm classification is becoming increasingly diversified. Many people are familiar with farms being classified as organic, but other classifications refer to the varied ways that farming is practiced including techniques, commitments to social and environmental practices, and ownership.
Here is a list of some of the farm or farming technique classifications used in the Willamette Valley:
|Farm Classification and Technique / Clasificación y Técnica de Granjas Translation Needed
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1. Animal Welfare Approved (2009) Animal Welfare Approved Standards. Available at www.animalwelfareapproved.org/ (accessed July 2009).
2. Demeter, USA (2006) About Biodynamic Agriculture. Available at demeter-usa.org/ (accessed July 2009).
3. Oregon Department of Agriculutre (2009) The Oregon CF&R Program. Available at www.oregon.gov/ODA/ (accessed July 2009).
4. California Agriculture Water Stweardship Initiative (no date) Dry Farming. Available at agwaterstewards.org/ (accessed July 2009).
5. Food Alliance (no date) Food Alliance Certification. Available at www.foodalliance.org/ (accessed July 2009).
6. Huggins, D. and Reganold, J. (2008) No-Till: How farmers are saving the soil by parking their plows. Available at www.scientificamerican.com/ (accessed July 2009).
7. LIVE (2009) Frequently Asked Questions. Available at www.liveinc.org/faq (accessed July 2009).
8. US Department of Agriculture (2009) National Organic Program. Available at www.ams.usda.gov/ (accessed Jul 2009).
9. Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine (no date) Certification. Available at ocsw.org/certification (accessed July 2009).
10. Salmon Safe (2003) Samln-Safe Farms. Available at www.salmonsafe.org/farms/index.cfm (accessed July 2009).
11. Earles, R. (2009) Sustainable Agriculture: An Introduction. Available at attra.ncat.org/ (accessed July 2009).