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The Jefferson Institute has developed a number of free publications that are beneficial to producers interested in diversifying their crop rotation. Publications that have been developed include crop production guides, risk management information, crop enterprise budgets, and marketing information. 

Click on the appropriate links below to view or download information. To view a guide as a web page, click on the "web page" version, or to download to your computer a copy of the publication suitable for printing, click on the Adobe "PDF" version (you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF files. Get the reader free here.)


Crop Production Guides
Crop View as web page  Download printer-friendly version (PDF)
Amaranth Web page PDF
Buckwheat Web page PDF
Canola Web page PDF
Cowpea Web page PDF
Flax Web page PDF
Dry bean Web page PDF
Mungbean Web page PDF
Pearl Millet Web page PDF
Sesame Web page PDF

Risk Management Guides
Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program [PDF]
Obtaining Crop Insurance by Written Agreement [PDF]

Crop Budgets
Crop View as web page  Download printer-friendly version (PDF)
Amaranth Web page PDF
Black bean Web page PDF
Buckwheat Web page PDF
Canola (spring) Web page PDF
Canola (winter) Web page PDF
Cowpea Web page PDF
Flax (spring) Web page PDF
Pearl Millet Web page PDF
Proso millet Web page PDF
Sunflower Web page PDF
Double-crop sunflower Web page PDF

Crop Information Kits
Sunflower [PDF]

Other Internet Resources
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center: http://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/ 
Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA): http://www.attra.org 
National Sunflower Association: http://www.sunflowernsa.com/ 
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service: http://www.ams.usda.gov/marketnews.htm
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program: http://www.sare.org 
Purdue NEWCrop Website: http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/ 
Canola Council of Canada: http://www.canola-council.org 
AgInfoNet: http://www.aginfonet.sk.ca/agricarta/ 
Successful Farming magazine's "Agriculture online:" www.agriculture.com
U.S. Department of Agriculture: www.usda.gov
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture: www.ag.iastate.edu/centers/leopold
MO Department of Agriculture: www.mda.state.mo.us
Missouri Alternatives Center: http://agebb.missouri.edu/mac/
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center: www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/
Guide to USDA Resources on Sustainable and Value-Added Agriculture: http://attra.ncat.org/guide/intro.htm




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