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On The Farm - The Uncertain Future of an American Legacy, is a book about the history and future of family farms and those individuals who refer to themselves as farmers. While many types of people consider themselves to be farmers, it takes hard work and special, dedicated people to turn a piece of land into a farm. This book is their story. It is also a call to action to save family farms, soil and to advocate locally produced food products.

On The Farm is a soft cover book that measures 10.5" x 7.5", retails for $20.00, (tax included) and contains 74 pages, with 28 color plates. A true collector’s item for anyone interested in farming, history and art, while at the same time contributing toward efforts to preserve family farms, promote local food and while promoting the use of sustainable agriculture practices.

I am proud to be the author of the book, which features 28 Color Plates by acclaimed artist Adriano Manocchia. Adriano contributed his artistic talents to create the original paintings which grace the pages of the book. The book Forward is written by Stephen Jones, PhD., President of Antioch University New England.

Proceeds from the sale of each book supports the ISC-Audubon F.A.R.M.S. Initiative (Food and Resource Management Sustainability). This effort FARMS Logo smallis aimed at advocating local family farms, local food and the use of sustainable best management practices.


Order your copy of On The Farm – The Uncertain Future of an American Legacy Today!,


Send your check for $20.00 per book (tax included) along with your name and mailing address to Ron Dodson, 1380 Indian Fields Road, Box 339, Feura Bush, New York 12067. Checks payable to The Conservation Company.



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Sponsors are a critically important part to the success of ISC-Audubon. As a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating sustainability, we offer all of our programs to our members free of charge, and are publicly available for download on our website.

ISC-Audubon is proud to extend the opportunity to select businesses and organizations to become sponsors of our sustainability education and advocacy programs. As a sponsor, your business or organization can realize significant value.

Click here to learn more about this opportunity. 


A Coalition for Good - Spreading the Seeds of Sustainability

ISC-Audubon is a coalition of non-profit organizations and initiatives that include The International Sustainability Council (ISC), Audubon Lifestyles, Audubon Outdoors, Planit Green, Broadcast Audubon, and the Audubon Network for Sustainability. 

Funds generated through memberships and donations are used to provide fruit & vegetable seeds, wildflower seed mix, and wildlife feed & birdseed to urban and suburban communities around the world. These seeds are used by communities to establish fruit and vegetable gardens, bird and wildlife sanctuaries, and for the beautification of urban and suburban landscapes by creating flower and native plant gardens.

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