Sustainable Agriculture seeks to identify methods that will help the agricultural industry continue to produce and distribute an adequate, dependable, and safe supply of food, fiber, and energy through the next millennium. It integrates all elements of production management – such as nutrition, environment, wastes, energy, economics, and pest management. The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) work together to improve profits, protect the environment, and enhance the quality of life for Arizona farmers and ranchers.
The University of Arizona is the Land Grant University for the state of Arizona and the home to Arizona’s Cooperative Extension, which is a department within the UA’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. While UA Cooperative Extension has no specific sustainable living education program, it does have a full complement of outreach and educational programs in natural resources, agriculture, community and economic development, youth development and family, consumer and health sciences.