1. Welcome

Welcome to this survey of the Loon Organics Case Study, the first in an eventual database called Profiles in Sustainable Agriculture: Technical Case Studies for Beginning Farmers.

The purpose of each case study is to provide both a motivating story and the contextual understanding needed for integrating the nuts and bolts of sustainable farming into a real-life enterprise. The case studies are also meant to make existing resources more accessible by integrating links to these resources into an online case study format.

The target audience is beginning and transitioning farmers interested in sustainable agriculture. It is anticipated that veteran farmers will also find useful information. The emphasis is on Minnesota and the surrounding region, but much of the information is relevant throughout the U.S.

Written comments after the survey responses are especially appreciated (even where we have not specifically asked for comments). The feedback will help us prepare additional case studies and pursue funding to support the project.