Naturally when I think of sustainability I think of a completely balanced self sufficient farm. A balance between plant and animal life that needs very little outside influence to work effectively. I am currently working on FINALLY getting my farm. It is a well developed, organic CSA in Northern NY with properly maintained soil. We are going to put in wind and solar over time and grid tie. There is a barn, but it's small and I will need to ask the amish to help me raise a slightly larger one. The house is a bale house with a lot of green features. There is an orchard with 26 trees. I feel like a lot of it is already in place, but there are things I need input on from experience farmers. Like, for instance, do I need to plant a cover crop each year at the end of the season for soil erosion? Where can I get dent corn that I can harvest to crack some of my own chicken feed (I also have roblin wheat, oats, and other grains that I've grown for the blend). How much soy should I add if any? I have a bazillion books, am a voracious reader, but am a better talk about/hands on learner. Anyone willing to give this noob a little guidance?