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Healthy Farm Index

John Quinn, Jim Brandle, Ron Johnson

The Healthy Farm Index is a tool to assess and communicate the value of biodiversity and ecosystem services in farm systems.

The Healthy Farm Index includes measures of biodiversity state and function (figure below) to present a more compete measure of the biological communities in managed ecosytems.




















This project was initiated in 2007 through a grant from the USDA Integrated Organic Program. Three years of work have been completed.

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