Home » Eco-Ag Education Showdown Eco-Ag Education Showdown It’s always a good time to promote education – but now more than ever we feel how essential it is to spread information about sustainable, regenerative farming practices. Since our founding in 1971, Acres U.S.A. has been invested in promoting knowledge about eco-agriculture, and we proudly continue that tradition today. We’ve singled out 16 of our most popular Acres U.S.A. titles to match up against each other for the ultimate title of Essential Educational Text. We’d like you – the readers, farmers, and growers – to help us choose. Which book is the most essential educational tool for farmers? How to Vote Choose the book you think is the most Essential Educational Text.Purchase this book with the discount code EES for 30% off.– OR – Leave a review for the book that you’d like to support. Already own the book you want to vote for? Buy it at a discount and send it to a friend who needs it, or donate to a local farmer, library or extension office. The more we spread the message of regenerative agriculture, the more healthy food we’ll have. Why You Should Play Each vote will count as an entry into a monthly drawing.Each vote will also count toward our Grand Prize drawing in September at the end of the contest.The winning book will be crowned as our Essential Educational Text and remain at 30% off for the rest of the year. In this way, you will have helped the most essential of our books be made available for those who need it. Help us in making these essential educational texts available to all who will use them to make this world a better place! The Bracket Here we will update the bracket with the winning books – refer to this page, or your latest Acres U.S.A. magazine, for updates! The Contenders – By List The 16 original contenders: Humusphere by Herwig Pommeresche vs. The Farm as Ecosystem by Jerry Brunetti The Waste Between Our Ears by Gerry Gillespie vs. My Farmer, My Customer by Marty Travis Water for Any Farm by Mark Shepard vs. Eco-Farm: An Acres U.S.A. Primer by Charles Walters The Biological Farmer, 2nd Edition by Gary Zimmer vs. Organic No-Till Farming by Jeff Moyer Hands-On Agronomy by Neal Kinsey vs. Albrecht’s Foundation Concepts, Vol. I by William A. Albrecht The Modern Grower’s Guide to Terra Preta by Caroline Pfützner vs. The Myths of Safe Pesticides by André Leu Dr. Paul Dettloff’s Complete Guide to Raising Animals Organically by Dr. Paul Dettloff vs. The Healing of Horses by Carrie Eastman Weeds – Control Without Poisons by Charles Walters vs. Restoration Agriculture by Mark Shepard Round 2 Contenders The Farm as Ecosystem by Jerry Brunetti vs. The Waste Between Our Ears by Gerry Gillespie Water for Any Farm by Mark Shepard vs. The Biological Farmer, 2nd Edition by Gary Zimmer Hands-On Agronomy by Neal Kinsey vs. The Modern Grower’s Guide to Terra Preta by Caroline Pfützner Dr. Paul Dettloff’s Complete Guide to Raising Animals Organically by Dr. Paul Dettloff vs. Weeds – Control Without Poisons by Charles Walters Round 3 Contenders The Waste Between Our Ears by Gerry Gillespie vs. The Biological Farmer, 2nd Edition by Gary Zimmer The Modern Grower’s Guide to Terra Preta by Caroline Pfützner vs. Dr. Paul Dettloff’s Complete Guide to Raising Animals Organically by Dr. Paul Dettloff Make your vote count today!