Agricultural Production Systems are undergoing marked changes due to rising consumer demands, input costs, and concerns for food safety and environmental impact. Mixed-methods approach combines qualitative and quantitative data to develop and simulate a system dynamics model that explores the systemic interaction of these drivers on the economic, environmental and social sustainability of agricultural production. There is every need to develop sustainable production systems that address societal concerns for environmental impacts and nutritional value while maintaining an economically feasible production system for farmers. This session discusses the five feasible goals to address the sustainable production systems which include supplying human needs, enhancing the environment and natural resource base, increasing efficiency of resource use, improving economic viability of farming, and enhancing quality of life for producers and society.

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