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The Allan Savory Center for Holistic Management is a comprehensive educational website with over 150 pages of information about holistic management. This site includes a secure server to order products, as well as a regularly updated events calendar. You can learn about holistic management principles either from the detailed descriptions or from the many on-line articles available to you free. http://www.holisticmanagement.org

Alternative Farming, an annotated database from the Animal Welfare Institute. What a goldmine! At this site you'll find information about marketing grass-fed products, full-text articles about farming alternatives, advice on how to promote the welfare of farm animals... Many hours of invaluable information. http://www.awionline.org/farm/alt-farming.html

The (AGA) American Grassfed Association focuses on all species of pasture-raised animals. The group is involved in communication, education, research and marketing. AGA has annual conferences, regular newsletters, and frequent e-news. One of its goals is to safeguard the term "grassfed" so that it really means grassfed. Producers, professionals, and private memberships are available. Contact AGA by calling 877-77-GRASS or visiting http://www.americangrassfed.org

American Milking Devon Association is an organization dedicated to the conservation of genetic stock and promotion of the viability of the triple-purpose Milking-Style Red Devon through careful breeding and increasing the registered herd size. AMDA strives to promote this historic breed as the premier breed of cattle for sustainable healthy agriculture, to benefit both future farmers and the evolving health conscious consumer in the marketplace. Both the sustainability of agriculture and the availability of healthy agricultural products are key factors they believe are critical to the well being of our civilization, way of life, and protection of our resources. http://www.milkingdevons.org

Eatwild.com arguably the most comprehensive and complete authority on the state of grass-based farming. Edited by Jo Robinson, eatwild.com is fully documented and includes countless essays on the benefits of grass-fed foods and the dangers of large-scale, factory farms. Also includes an extensive list of pasture-based farmers by state. http://www.Eatwild.com

FactoryFarms.org. The focus of this website is to "eliminate factory farming in favor of a sustainable food production system which is healthful and humane, economically viable and environmentally sound." http://www.factoryfarm.org

Grassfarmer.com is a comprehensive electronic information site on dairy grazing and grass-based farming systems. Visitors can tour farming operations in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand to see how grazers manage livestock on grass. This is also the web site of Cove Mt. Farm, a seasonal grass dairy operated by the American Farmland Trust to demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of grass farming. http://grassfarmer.com

The Grass-fed Gourmet Cookbook: Healthy Cooking and Good Living with Pasture Raised Foods. By Shannon Hayes. Eating Fresh Publications. 2004. A comprehensive cookbook and guide to finding, handling, and preparing grass-fed and pasture-raised foods. Includes more then 120 recipes, profiles of pasture-based farmers, and advice and strategies for making the most of your purchases. http://www.eatingfresh.com.

The Meatrix is a wonderful, animated cartoon about the differences between pig farms and hog factories. If you haven't seen this yet, you're missing out. http://www.themeatrix.com/

New England Heritage Breeds Society. A great site and source for rare and heritage breeds of livestock. Links to incredible articles by NY Times Author Michael Pollan, author of This Steers Life. The Heritage Breeds Conservancy is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation working to conserve historic and endangered breeds of livestock and poultry. By preserving rare breeds and their genetic resources, we sustain biodiversity in agriculture and offer important options for farming and humanity in the future. Through breeding programs, education, and farmer assistance, we promote farming where Heritage Breeds flourish and where animal care, quality products, and a way of life are the priorities. http://www.nehbc.org