Recent sustainable agriculture news from the SARE Outreach national office.
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"The Sustainable Agriculture Fellowship was more than I ever expected," says University of Missouri Extension Horticulture Specialist Marlin Bates, reflecting on his experience in the SARE/NACAA Sustainable Agriculture Fellowship program. "I can't remember how many times I've been standing in a producer's field recalling something from a visit and I'm able to use that information to help that producer. Without this fellowship, I wouldn't have had the opportunity."
Properly interseeding cover crops into standing corn can help increase yields by 15 percent. But improper application can cause up to 40 percent of the crop to be lost. This is just one of the lessons taking root in Missouri thanks to the effective teamwork of University of Missouri Natural Resource Engineer Charlie Ellis and Agronomy Specialist Rich Hoorman.
Farmers, take this online survey from CTIC to give input on cover crops as a conservation option on U.S. farms.
On Feb. 18, you are invited to attend a free, live broadcast of the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health and discuss how to build soil health, improve yields, curb erosion, manage pests and build resilience in your farming system.
Asian pears are a valuable crop for urban-area farmers in the northeastern United States, but thinning trees for optimal fruit production and quality can be time consuming and expensive. Now, farmers have a more cost-effective option for thinning Asian pears to improve productivity, fruit size and fruit quality.
This is a 90% Administration, 10% Research or Extension Faculty, 12‐month, academic professional and administrative appointment with full benefits package.
Each year, the Sustainable Agriculture Fellows program selects one educator from each of the four SARE regions to participate in a series of national seminars that highlight how sustainable management principles are practiced in the field.
SARE's communications team is honored to receive two top awards for their biennial report, 2011/2012 Report from the Field, from the Association for Communications Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE).
SARE seeks an IT coordinator to work in the College Park, Md., office. Apply by June 30 for best consideration.
County Extension Agents Learn What Sustainable Agriculture Means to Kentucky through Unique SARE Training Program
Extension agents from across the country visited the Southern region recently for the SARE Fellows Tour.
Improving nutrient management for dairies, finding sustainable herbicide strategies for apple growers, and refining high-tunnel production are some of the many ways SARE grants are improving the sustainability of New York agriculture.
SARE’s new Season Extension Topic Room is a one-stop collection of dozens of guidebooks, curricula, webinars, bulletins and other how-to materials to help farmers, educators and researchers across the country implement effective season extension strategies.
This new SARE fact sheet details how small- to mid-sized Northeast dairy farmers can implement a continuous-cover forage system that improves flexibility, profitability and soil quality over traditional cropping systems.
A comprehensive manual for the serious vegetable grower who is interested in growing high-quality seeds using organic farming practices.
NACAA members can apply now for this career-shaping, two-year Fellowship in sustainable agriculture.
This NACAA award comes with a $500 honorarium and a requirement to present during the NACAA Annual Meeting/Professional Improvement Conference.
The roller crimper, a new, effective tool that farmers use to improve soil quality, weed management and the bottom line, is one way SARE grantees are discovering how to successfully combine cover crops and no-till.
Ohio farmers are making showing that cover crops and no-till lead to improved profitability, better soil health, more jobs, improved environmental stewardship and a better quality of life.