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California 4H



Agriculture: Sustainability


Weston A. Price Foundation

Weston A. Price Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. It supports a number of movements that contribute to this objective, including accurate nutrition instruction, organic and bio-dynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies. Specific goals include establishment of universal access to clean, certified raw milk and a ban on the use of soy formula for infants.


The Ecology Center

The Ecology Center promotes environmentally and socially responsible practices through programs that educate, demonstrate, and provide direct services.


Marin Organic

Marin Organic is an association of organic producers in Marin County whose livelihood is based on a respect for nature and a sense of place. As the primary link between farmers and eaters, Marin Organic is committed to promoting and supporting a sustainable, organic county - a county in which growers and the people who rely on them recognize their mutual interdependence.


Community Food Security Coalition

Community Food Security Coalition is a non--profit, North American organization dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times.


Eat Wild

Eat Wild is your source for natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goat, bison, poultry, pork and dairy products.


Slow Food

Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.



CUESA was organized in 1994 to educate urban consumers about sustainable agriculture and to create links between urban dwellers and the farmers who practice sustainable agriculture in the Bay Area.


OM Organics

Om Organics, a community resource for organic & sustainability grown foods in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Eat Well Guide

Eat Well Guide, a comprehensive way for you to find wholesome, fresh, sustainable food in the US and Canada. Find food in your neighborhood and when you travel that is healthful, humane, and better for the environment, and that supports family farmers.



Agriculture: Government


United States Department of Agriculture


California Department of Food and Agriculture



Agriculture: Mushroom


The Mycological Society of America


The Fungi of America



Agriculture: Publication


Small Farmers Journal

A small family-held company doing business in agricultural periodical and book publishing, natural farming and stock raising, alternative farm research/inquiry, horse-drawn implement research & development, horse-drawn equipment sales, and related education.


California Farmer


The Holistic Agriculture Library

The Holistic Agriculture Library Ebooks; a great tool.


Journey to Forever Online Library

Journey to Forever Online Library Ebooks for download; also a great tool.


Stockman Grass Farmer

Stockman Grass Farmer is the grazing publication of North America. Since 1947 it has been devoted solely to the art and science of making a profit from grassland agriculture.


Farmers of Forty Centuries

Farmers of Forty Centuries: or Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea and Japan, by F. H. King, D. Sc. Copyright © 191



Agriculture: Beekeeping


Bee Keeping in New Zealand

New Zealand is aggressive at controlling pests and pathogens. This is a clearinghouse of information on control and prevention of varroa mites, American Foul Brood, etc.



The Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium (MAAREC) is a regional effort to address the pest management crisis facing the beekeeping industry in the Mid-Atlantic Region.


Dadant and Sons, Inc.

Dadant and Sons, Inc. is a family-owned business that has served the beekeeping industry for over 140 years. Good place to start if you want to raise bees.


Marin county Beekeepers

Marin County Beekeepers meet the first Tuesday of the month, October through June, to support each other in their beekeeping hobby, and often have speakers on topics concerning the care and upkeep of bees.


The American Beekeeping Federation

The American Beekeeping Federation acts on behalf of the beekeeping industry on issues affecting the interests and the economic viability of the various sectors of the industry.


Sonoma Country Beekeepers Association

Sonoma County Beekeepers Association Mission is to increase interest in and knowledge of bees and beekeeping for the hobby and commercial beekeeper, and to educate the general public in the value of bees.


UC Davis Entomology Department


SECT and Related Pests of Man and Animals



Agriculture: Livestock


Breeds of Livestock


The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect over 150 breeds of livestock and poultry from extinction. Included are asses, cattle, goats, horses, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys.


Rare Breeds Survival Trust

Rare Breeds Survival Trust is the leading conservation charity working to restore Britain’s native livestock breeds to their rightful place in our countryside.



Agriculture: Animal Health


Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet is one of Europe's largest medical universities. Diseases and Disorders Links pertaining to Animal Diseases.



Agriculture: Pork Breed Associations


American Berkshire Association


National Swine Registry

National Swine Registry formed in 1994 as a result of the consolidation of the American Yorkshire Club, the Hampshire Swine Registry and the United Duroc Swine Registry. In January 1998, the American Landrace Association joined the NSR. These four breed organizations are located in one central office in West Lafayette, IN



Agriculture: Goat


The North American Pack Goat Association, Inc.

The North American Pack Goat Association, Inc. is an organization established specifically for promoting packing with pack goats.


American Dairy Goat Association


American Meat Goat Association


Caprine Supply

Caprine Supply where to get goat supplies.


Hoegger Supply

Hoegger Supply also provides quality products for goat and small farm owners.


Owyhee Pack Goat Supplies


News: How to keep fires down in California scrub: Chew it.



Agriculture: Poultry


Chickens in the City


The City Chicken


News: How to Raise Day-Old Chicks in Your Backyard


Small Scale Poultry Housing



Agriculture: Game Bird


Hatchery Management Guide

Hatchery Management Guide for Game Bird and Small Poultry Flock Owners.


Coturnix Coturix Japonica Husbandry

Coturnix coturix japonica Husbandry In the Lab UC Davis 1973 - this is a good tool.


Brooding Chickens and Quail


Quail: An Egg and Meat Production System

by Dr. Franklin W. Martin, Alison G. Martin-Davis, and Annabelle Maffioli.



Model Parameters of Growth Curves of Three Meat-Typelines of Japanese Quail

by M. Sezer, S. Tarhan Department of Animal Science, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Gaziosmanpasa University, Turkey.


Incubators and Hatchers


Game Bird/Poultry Battery Brooder


Classroom Incubator


Guinea Fowl Breeders Association

Guinea Fowl Breeders Association will encourage, support, and educate people as to the benefits in raising guinea fowl and provide information and support to those who own or plan to own them.


The North American Bird Game Association


Texas A&M Poultry/Game Bird Links


Raising Game Birds

UC Davis -- 1978


Guinea Fowl



Agriculture: Gardening


California School Garden Network


City Farmer


Kid's Gardening

National Gardening Association Kid's Gardening


The North American Fruit Explorers

The North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX) is a network of individuals throughout the United States and Canada devoted to the discovery, cultivation and appreciation of superior varieties of fruits and nuts.



Agriculture: Education


Environmental Education Council of Marin


California State Agricultural Education




Environmental Middle School


Life Lab


Bio Photos

Cool photos and text on arthropods, plants, and more.



Agriculture: Disabled Farmer


Breaking New Ground Resource Center

Breaking New Ground Resource Center in Perdue's Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering has become internationally recognized as the primary source for information and resources on rehabilitation technology for persons working in agriculture.


AgrAbility was designed as a fast and easy way to access several sites that provide disability-related information relevant to persons who live in agricultural and rural communities.

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