Buying local means buying food and goods that are grown raised and produced close to home whenever possible. Buying local products not only supports local farmers and business, it provides you with peace of mind knowing where your goods are coming from and that they must conform with all government guidelines in their production and farming methods.
Be sure to visit our Buy Local in Your City section where you can find local markets, growers and Buy Local programs and services that are available in your city, or browse articles on energy news, green technology, health and business. Or take a moment and visit our featured Farmers' Markets in the USA, Farmers' Markets in Canada, Organic Growers in the USA or Organic Growers in Canada. This site also contains a full listing of Agriculture Programs and Environmental Studies at Colleges and Universities in the USA and Canada and an environmental based Photo Blog. If you know of someone we have missed, or have an idea for a new resource, please let us know. And remember to take that extra moment when you are shopping to see if maybe there is something that was made or grown a little closer to home that you could buy instead.
Remember, by buying local your food will be fresher and more nutritious, your goods made by your neighbors and you will be contributing to a healthier economy and less fossil fuel being used to transport items long distances. You pay for freshness and taste, not packaging, refrigeration, and freight. You are supporting local jobs for local people!
If you are interested in career in agriculture or environmental studies, this is a starting point to research different agriculture program options. You may want to work directly on a farm or perhaps your interests lie more towards the natural resources and biotechnology industry that is continually growing. Possibly the idea of studying agri-business management and operating a multi-million dollar agri-business is more appealing. With a degree in agricultural, business, industry, education, communications, government research and development and conservation are all within your reach.
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