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dc.contributor.supervisor Baydack, Rick (Environment & Geography) en
dc.contributor.author Dorward, Kurt Gary
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-08T18:07:20Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-08T18:07:20Z
dc.date.issued 2009-04-08T18:07:20Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3142
dc.description.abstract The goals of this project were first to investigate farming methods that provided a good standard of living, reasonable financial returns, and a healthy environment and community. The second goal was to identify the organizational barriers to adoption of a sustainable agricultural system. I sought this knowledge in the role of an activist and as a farmer interested in making a quality life. Throughout this research, I spoke with many people who grow food and steward the land for a variety of reasons. I discovered that most people are interested in farming as a lifestyle with a wealth of personal benefits, even if they are not the most financially feasible operations. Farmers displayed a real interest in caring for the land that supports them, and for the quality of their communities. This thesis concludes with a variety of recommendations for both producers as well as the governments who represent them. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject sustainable agriculture en
dc.subject organics en
dc.subject prairies en
dc.title Inroads on backroads: sustainable prairie agriculture en
dc.degree.discipline Environment and Geography en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Thompson, Shirley (Natural Resources Institute) McLachlan, Stephane (Environment & Geography) Lee, Tang (Faculty of Environmental Design: University of Calgary) en
dc.degree.level Master of Environment (M.Env.) en
dc.description.note May 2009 en


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