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Walking the Walk, Talking the Talk

A visit with José Garcia, Extension Assistant Professor

By LuAnne Roth
Published: - Topics: sustainable agriculture extension outreach agriculture farming

“Doing” sustainable agriculture

Topics: Latino workers Hmong farmers

Most of Jose Garcia’s work involves doing outreach and teaching about sustainable agriculture to various groups of people, from farmers in rural Missouri communities to students, faculty, and staff at MU. There are three dimensions emphasized by use of the term “sustainable agriculture” explains Garcia. “Because food and agriculture are totally connected to people and to communities and to laborers,” sustainable agriculture refers to an approach to farming and food, in which economic viability, environmental impact, and social responsibility are considered in any decision.