New Voices Contest
SARE Announces Winners
In support of SARE’s mission to advance sustainable practices and innovations to the whole of American agriculture, SARE's 2008 New Voices Contest called for written, audio, and or video submissions that articulate new perspectives and illustrate an inspirational and pioneering vision for the advancement of sustainable agriculture over the next 20 years.
Contestants were asked to address the entrant’s vision of how truly sustainable production and marketing systems would improve profitability, stewardship of the land and water, and quality of life for farmers, ranchers and their communities. Applicants were asked to highlight practical strategies for evoking deeply held and/or broadly shared values to advance sustainable agriculture on a wider scale.
Contest winner Shoshanah Inwood (OH) will present her entry at the closing plenary session of SARE’s 20th Anniversary New American Farm Conference, to be held March 25-27, 2008 in Kansas City, Missouri. Top finalists Mike Emers (AK), Jessica McAleese (ID) and Arion Thiboumery (IA) will also participate in sessions at the conference at SARE’s expense.