Thompson Agriculture Alternatives

Dick and Sharon Thompson's 2009 on-farm research report

Dick and Sharon Thompson have been very important to the development of sustainable agriculture in Iowa, and they are known nationally and internationally for farming that is profitable, beneficial to the environment, and supportive of the community. The Thompsons developed their on-farm research projects to enable farmers to find their own answers.

Thousands have visited the Thompson farm to see their system and to learn from their on-farm investigations. Dick and Sharon have also traveled widely to share their insights on farming and life.  Until Dick’s death in 2013, they published Thompson Agriculture Alternatives, which provides detailed documentation on their research and other discoveries. They have generously made that report available here in electronic form.