Farming is as vital to human existence as the air we breathe, and in turn, farming can and does definitely affect the air we breathe. It keeps our planet going and is a worldwide necessity and without farming, the human race would rapidly cease to exist. There is, however, debate regarding if we can continue to exist with the current farming practices found in the majority of farms worldwide and particularly within the United States. Therefore, the need to adapt and/or to control the natural impacts on farming is an ongoing and vitally important endeavor. The primary focus of this writing will be to look at aspects of farming and attempt to ascertain the possibility of increasing organic technique use in the commercial conventional farming arena. If the commercial farming arena will ever make a change to organic farming practices here in the United States, we must look at all aspects of farming in an effort to make an informed decision. Therefore, an understanding of the history of farming, soil health the carbon cycle, in all types of farming are all-important pieces of the farming puzzle.

Year Manuscript Completed

Summer 2017

Senior Project Advisor

Ryan Morrow

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Agricultural Studies

Document Type