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Economics of Farm and Agribusiness Sustainability

AAEC-278NP Consumer demand for food grown using sustainable farm practices is at an all-time high (Nielsen, 2018). This is compelling farmers to explore various options to improve sustainability.


This handout, which accompanies a webinar on “Business Goals and Sustainability”, provides an overview of the economics of farm and agribusiness sustainability. The webinar and handout are part of the Virginia Sustainable Farms and Agribusiness Education Initiative offered by Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and Virginia Cooperative Extension. More information about the program is available at

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