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Leonardo Academy is  developing the National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture, under the rules of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The ANSI standard development requirements provide for an open, balanced, and transparent standards-setting process that is internationally recognized.

Current Activities:

(1) Pilot of the National Sustainable Agriculture Standard – Click here to learn about the Pilot and how you can participate

(2) Standard Committee is at Work on Addressing Public Comments.


The public comment period for the LEO-4000 standard was completed on May 6, 2014. The Standard Committee is working on developing responses to the public comments.

The draft standard can be downloaded here:


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There are many ways you can participate.

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Leonardo Academy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, seeks your tax-deductible contributions to fund the development of a Sustainable Agriculture Standard and to support active participation by as many stakeholders as possible.

  • Join the Sustainable Agriculture Standard Email List -- Stay up-to-date on the Sustainable Agriculture Standard development process by joining the project email list. Members of this list receive periodic updates on the standard’s development, including announcements of Committee meetings, important events and opportunities to participate. To join the list, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


For information about this project, or to learn how to participate, contact Leonardo Academy:

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*This standard setting process was initiated by the April 13, 2007 publication of the SCS-001 draft standard titled Sustainable Agriculture Practice Standard for Food, Fiber and Biofuel Crop Producers and Agricultural Product Handlers and Processors in ANSI Standards Action. In the fall of 2008, the Standards Committee agreed to treat the draft standard as a reference document, and a PINS was filed for this project on November 28, 2008.

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