“Degradation of air, water, soil, and biodiversity has been prevalent throughout this industrial epoch, and we can now see that such extensive degradation may be diminishing the future viability of agriculture and the quality of life in rural areas.” Foreword
Farming with Grass: Achieving Sustainable Mixed Agricultural Landscapes was inspired by a conference with the same name, which brought together diverse stakeholders in grassland environments.
The purpose of the conference was to (1) help assess the current condition of agriculture, (2) consider alternative production scenarios for grassland agricultural ecosystems, (3) identify key
issues hindering the development of more sustainable systems, and (4) clarify the role of science and government policies in developing options for the future. The Farming with Grass book documents the valuable information collected during this conference.
Farming with Grass: Achieving Sustainable Mixed Agricultural Landscapes is available here: http://www.swcs.org/en/publications/farming_with_grass/.