Simply stated, agricultural ecology is the study of agricultural ecosystems
and their components as they function within themselves and in the context of
the landscapes that contain them. Application of this knowledge can lead to
development of more sustainable agricultural ecosystems in harmony with their
larger ecosystem and ecoregion.
Conquest of the Land Through 7,000 Years
Classic report on agriculture and soil erosion by Dr. Lowdermilk, who presented
his findings to the U.S. Department of Agriculture based on his journeys around
the world in 1938 and 1939.
Ecosystem Indicators Report
Written by the NRCS Indicators Action Team and first published in April, 1996,
this report describes a model the team developed to direct the selection of
indicators for use in evaluations of ecosystem condition. It is designed to
guide stakeholders and resource planners to think beyond single resource issues
and consider the condition of the larger ecosystem including human dimensions of
Sustainable Agriculture Network
A description of the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program
(SARE) and gateway to other sustainable agriculture resources on the Internet.