Southern SARE Project Products

Southern SARE Project Products

Southern SARE Project Products

Curricula, manuals, fact sheets and other information products developed by grantees as part of their SARE-funded research.

12 Aprils Grazing Dairy Manual

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Tom Trantham's Twelve Aprils grazing program has been part of three Southern Region SARE projects. Tom has influenced scores of experienced and beginning dairy farmers through presentations at conferences and magazine stories. This online manual addresses the most often asked questions about his system.

A Pilot Study of Halal Goat Meat Consumption in Atlanta, Georgia

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A pilot study conducted by Fort Valley State University that examines the consumption patterns of goat meat among ethnic groups in metropolitan Atlanta, GA.

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Annual Cover Crops in Florida Vegetable Systems

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Fact sheet series from the University of Florida IFAS Extension on integrating cover crops in vegetable production systems in Florida.

Arkansas Farm to School Program

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A video highlighting Fayetteville Public Schools Farm to School Program in Arkansas.

Arkansas Seed to Student

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Seed to Student is the Fayetteville Public Schools Farm to School and school garden program.

Biogas: A Renewable Biofuel

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A University of Florida website developed as an outcome of SSARE-funded research in biogas production on small farms.

Biological Control as a Component of Sustainable Agriculture

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A website presenting the sustainable pest management research of Dr. W. Joe Lewis of the USDA Agricultural Research Service. A peer-reviewed paper, A total system approach to sustainable pest management, is also available.

Biological Control of Saltcedar

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A fact sheet published by Texas AgriLife Extension on using leaf beetles as a biological control of saltcedar, an invasive shrub found throughout Texas.

Breeding Bees: Starting a Breeding Program and Selecting for Good Traits

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A Power Point presentation on bee breeding for Nosema resistance.

Caring for the Soil as a Living System

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A fact sheet developed by the Virginia Association for Biological Farming highlighting the importance of caring for the soil in organic and sustainable cropping systems.

Case Studies: Training the Trainers in Community-Based Food Systems

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

These case studies highlight the project planning and development of 12 county-based teams trained to assist in the development of community-based food systems in North Carolina. 

Case Study: Kentucky Mobile Poultry Processing Unit

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A case study and accompanying video of Kentucky's Mobile Poultry Processing Unit.

Closed Loop Mushroom Production on Waste Substrate

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A brochure highlighting research comparing waste stream substrates to the industry standard substrate in a closed loop mushroom production system.

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Community-Based Food System Assessment and Planning

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This guide was created to help communities conduct their own food system assessment and provide them with guidance on planning the development of a local food system.

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Cooperative Extension Farm to School Resources

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Farm to School resources available from ASAP in North Carolina.

Cover Cropping: On-Farm, Solar-Powered Soil Building

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This information sheet gives an overview of how to use cover crops to maintain good levels of nutrients and organic matter in the soil.

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Cover Crops for All Seasons

Expanding the cover crop tool box for organic vegetable producers

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This Virginia Association for Biological Farming information sheet provides research-based information on a cover crop “toolbox” from which growers can select cover crops most suited to their regions and production systems.

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Cucumber Anthracnose in Florida

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A fact sheet from University of Florida on identifying and managing anthracnose in cucumbers.

Dealing with Summer Heat in Free-Range Poultry

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A University of Arkansas Extension fact sheet on ways to help birds on pasture cope with hot weather.

Demand Potential for Goat Meat in Southern States: Empirical Evidence from a Multi-State Goat Meat Consumer Survey

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A survey conducted by Fort Valley State University on consumer demand for goat meat products in the Southeastern U.S.

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Developing Successful Organic Horticulture Farms: Practical Training for Ag Professionals

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A series of Power Point presentations developed for ag professionals on the principles of organic farming, building soil quality, and managing weeds, pests and diseases.

Establishing Cottonwood Plantations

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A fact sheet on establishing cottonwoods as a bioenergy feedstock in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension.

Fact Sheet: Managing Pasture Resources

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A fact sheet developed by the University of Virgin Islands Agricultural Experiment Station to help grazing managers maintain long-term sustainability of their pasture resources.

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Fact Sheet: Pasture Establishment in U.S. Virgin Islands

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A fact sheet developed by the University of Virgin Islands Agricultural Experiment Station on successful pasture establishment for livestock operations.

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Fact Sheet: Utilizing Dry Poultry Litter

An Overview

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This fact sheet by University of Arkansas discusses ways to properly manage dry poultry litter.

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FAMACHA

Sustainable Control of GI Nematodes in Small Ruminants

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

FAMACHA is a diagnostic tool to help farmers identify parasite infection in small ruminants, allowing them to cut the cost of deworming agents by targeting treatments only to infected animals. Training is required before purchase.

Farm to Fork in North Carolina

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This guide provides key action ideas for building a sustainable food economy in North Carolina.

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Food Hub Starter Kit

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Southern SAWG's Food Hub Starter Kit contains a short, annotated list of food hub resources that will be useful for anyone interested in developing a food hub. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Processing and Marketing Beef, Pork, Lamb and Goat Meats

In North Carolina and South Carolina

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A guide for farmers who want to begin selling their own red meats, including pork, beef, lamb, and goat meats.

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Good Agricultural Practices

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Fact sheets from North Carolina State University on GAP certification and insurance coverage options for vegetable producers.

Good Agricultural Practices

Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This guide from North Carolina State University provides growers with a framework for them to develop their own food safety plans.

Grafting for Disease Management in Organic Tomato Production

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

In this webinar, learn about tomato grafting and how it can be used to manage diseases in organic open-field and high tunnel farming systems.

Growing Your Range Poultry Business

An Entrepreneur's Toolbox

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A business toolbox developed by NCAT and the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture as part of a Heifer International Project to help poultry producers expand their business.

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Heritage Turkey Manual

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Developed by The Livestock Conservancy, the Heritage Turkey Manual provides information on all facets of pasture-based turkey production and turkey breeding.

High Tunnel Crop Production Handbook

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A high tunnel crop production handbook from Alabama Cooperative Extension.

Influence of Cover Crops on Insect Pests and Predators in Conservation Tillage Cotton

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Results of a two-year research project to determine the impact of several cover crops on pest and predator insects in conservation tillage cotton.

Integrated Worm Control in Lambs

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A fact sheet developed by USDA-ARS in Arkansas highlighting research results of managing gastrointestinal parasites in lambs.

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Is Fish Waste Compost Worth the Mess and Effort?

Type: Multimedia

A South Carolina farmer discusses the results of using fish waste compost in vegetable production.

Kentucky Sheep and Goat Herder Curriculum

Type: Southern SARE Grantee Tool

Training curriculum developed by University of Kentucky and Kentucky State University encompassing basic production practices within small ruminant enterprises.

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Legal Issues for Small-Scale Poultry Processors

Federal and State Inspection Requirements for On-Farm Poultry Production and Processing

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This document summarizes the licensing and poultry processing inspection requirements for small-scale processors.

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Making Fish Waste Compost

Type: Multimedia

A South Carolina farmer discusses the process he used to make fish waste compost.

Manual: Management of Weeds in Organic Coffee

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A manual produced by University of Puerto Rico on sustainable strategies to manage weeds in organic coffee systems. NOTE: This manual was produced in Spanish.

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Market Structure for Poultry Litter in Arkansas

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A report summarizing findings related to the market structure for poultry litter in Arkansas.

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Meat Goat Industry Outlook for Small Farms in Alabama and Surrounding States

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A report developed by Tuskegee University to asses the meat goat industry in Alabama and surrounding states and to determine future outlook.

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Mount Pleasant Local Food and Farm Assessment

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

An assessment of the needs and opportunities associated with developing a regional food system. 

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Moving Nursery Producers Toward Sustainable Practices Fact Sheets

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

These fact sheets discuss alternative containers, marketing and crop selection, alternatives to synthetic herbicides and integrated pest management in commercial nursery plant production.

Moving Nursery Producers Toward Sustainable Practices Video Series

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This video series describes measures commercial nursery producers can take to improve sustainability in the areas of irrigation, heating and energy use, runoff, recycling and more.

No-Till Cropping Systems in Oklahoma

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This publication is designed to assist individuals interested in a no-till cropping system in making decisions that affect the production of their operation.

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No-Till Wheat Production in Oklahoma

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A fact sheet developed by Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service on management considerations when switching from conventional till to no-till wheat production.

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On-Farm Research Field Guide

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

For farmers, Extension agents and researchers, this field guide describes the benefits to involving farmers in research and the steps to implementing successful on-farm research projects.

Organic Control of White Mold in High Tunnels

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This video presents information on the high tunnel production system most commonly used in Kentucky; the disease cycle of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum; and two control tactics compatible with national organic standards, solarization and biofumigation.

Organic Grain Production Video Series

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A series of videos developed by University of Georgia, North Carolina State University and USDA-ARS on organic grain production.

Organic Horticulture Training for the Southeast

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

An interactive website to help ag professionals develop successful organic education programs.

Pastured Poultry

A Heifer Project International Case Study

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A guide, developed by NCAT and Heifer Project International, for integrating pastured poultry into farming systems.

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Pastured Poultry Nutrition and Forages

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A publication prepared by NCAT that explores the important role that forages play in pasture poultry production for either meat or egg production.

Place-Based Foods of Appalachia

From Rarity to Community Restoration and Market Recovery

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A publication to foster recognition of the Appalachia region and encourage preservation of heirloom seed varieties.

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Poultry Litter Marketing and Utilization Project

Creating Market Demand to Link and Resolve Two Environmental Problems

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A case study by Winrock International that helped to create a market in Arkansas for poultry litter.

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Poultry Litter Purchases and Use by Rice Growers

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A survey of 145 rice growers in Arkansas and how they use poultry litter on row crops. The report is part of a project to describe the market structure for poultry litter in the state.

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PowerPoints: Sustainable Year-Round Forage System for Goat Production

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Power Point presentations from Tuskegee and Auburn universities on the development of a sustainable year-round forage system for goats in the Southern U.S.

Production Guide: Cool Season Forages for Sustainable Goat Production

On-Farm Research Highlights

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A guide developed by Tuskegee University on cool-season forages for sustainable goat production.

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Reduced Tillage and Cover Cropping Systems for Organic Vegetable Production

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This information sheet captures research by Virginia Tech and the Virginia Association for Biological Farming to develop cover crop-based, reduced-tillage systems for organic vegetable production.

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Report: Pasture Poultry at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS)

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This report explores the feasibility of adding a pasture poultry operation to the integrated crop/animal system on the CEFS Farming Systems Research Unit.

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Small-Scale Poultry Processing

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A publication developed by NCAT that covers all aspects of small-scale poultry processing, packaging, distribution and marketing.

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Smart Drenching and FAMACHA Integrated Training for Sustainable Control of Gastrointestinal Nematodes in Small Ruminants

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A training manual from the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control on sustainable methods for gastrointestinal parasite management in small ruminants.

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Spotted Wing Drosophila: Pest Management Recommendations for Southeastern Blueberries

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A fact sheet from University of Florida on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies to manage the spotted wing Drosophila in blueberries.

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Sustainable Blackberries and Raspberries

A Self-Assessment Workbook for Growers

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A handbook to guide growers in sustainable practices of fruit production from production practices to business management to marketing.

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Sustainable Food Systems for Georgia’s Agrarian Future

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This report analyzes the need for food hubs in Georgia to help facilitate a regional food system.

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Sustainable Year-Round Forage Production and Grazing/Browsing Management in the Southern Region

Type: Multimedia

An educational training video to increase the productivity, quality, and production of forages, as well as to improve management of existing pastures for sustainable livestock production.

Sweetpotato Production for Kentucky

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A 16-page guidebook covering all aspects of sweetpotato production in Kentucky.

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Systems Research Methods Handbook

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A concise, advisory handbook prepared for Southern SARE outlining systems research methods and objectives, with additional resources.

Technical Reports: Poultry Litter Management Practices

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A series of technical reports by Texas A&M University on poultry litter management practices for sustainable cropping systems.

Tennessee Master Meat Goat Producers Manual

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A comprehensive manual for meat goat producers on all facets of production, health and marketing of meat goats.

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Texas Local Food Network

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

An informational website developed by the City of Elgin, Texas for residents interested in sustainable agriculture.

The Small Ruminant Toolbox

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This Small Ruminant Toolbox is a large collection of publications, presentations and other resources that will be helpful to small ruminant producers and educators.

Using Manually Operated Seeders for Precision Cover Crop Plantings on the Small Farm

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This information sheet describes research in Virginia on using inexpensive, manually operated seeders to establish consistent cover crop stands.

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Using Sunn Hemp as a Cover Crop in Oklahoma

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

OSU Extension fact sheet on sunn hemp as a cover crop.

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Video: Basic Goat Hoof Care

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A video developed by Kentucky State University on the basics of goat hoof care.

Video: Body Condition Scoring of Goats

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A video developed by Langston University on how to evaluate body condition score in goats.

Waste Stream Substrates in Closed Loop Mushroom Production

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A PowerPoint presentation highlighting research comparing waste stream substrates to the industry standard substrate in a closed loop mushroom production system.

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Web-based Training and Certification Program for Meat Goat Producers

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Web-based training and certification through Langston University on how to raise meat goats and produce safe, wholesome products.

Weed Control in the Organic Coffee Field

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A video created by University of Puerto Rico outlining sustainable methods for controlling weeds in organic coffee fields. NOTE: This video is in Spanish, with English subtitles.

Which Bird Shall I Raise?

Genetic Options for Pasture Poultry Producers: Meat-type Chickens and Turkeys

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A report compiled for Heifer Project International that strives to identify genetic options available to producers who are looking for broilers more ideally suited to pasture production.

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Winterization for the Poultry Farm

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A fact sheet developed by University of Arkansas Extension on winter preparation of poultry houses.

Xerces Society Pollinator Short Course

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A comprehensive slideshow of The Xerces Society Pollinator Planning Short Course, a program provided throughout the Southern region to teach participants ways to manage and conserve native pollinators.

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Year-Round Forage Production Goat Handbook

Type: Southern SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

A year-round forage production and grazing/browsing management handbook for goats, developed by Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension, available to professionals and producers interested in pasture-based goat production, but require technical information on establishing and maintaining sustainable year-round forage systems.

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Building Soils for Better Crops, 3rd Edition

Sustainable Soil Management

Type: Book

Building Soils for Better Crops is a one-of-a-kind, practical guide to ecological soil management, now expanded and in full color.

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