SARE and ARS: Research Partners
American farmers are increasingly seeking ways to boost productivity and profits, but need more information about how these innovations can be used to optimize sustainable farming practices. The USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) conducts interdisciplinary research to enhance profit and stewardship on American farms of all sizes. SARE researchers are invited to participate in several ongoing research projects around the country. Some examples of possible research areas:
- How precision management, automation, and decision-support technologies can be used to enhance efficiency and sustainable productivity;
- How farmers can best employ bio-based energy technologies to increase efficiency;
- How sustainable farmers can incorporate data about consumer preference and supply-chain economics to expand market opportunities.
For more information, see the list of ARS projects by region (below), or contact National Program Leader Jeff Steiner, (301) 504-4644.