SARE, NACAA Name New Sustainable Agriculture Fellows
The SARE/NACAA Sustainable Agriculture Fellows program welcomes to its ranks four distinguished Extension educators who are eager to learn more about sustainable principles and take that knowledge to farmers and ranchers back home. Announced at the 2016 National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in Little Rock, Ark., the new Fellows are:
- Michael O’Donnell, Purdue Extension
- Olivia Saunders, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension
- Laura M. Miller, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
- Seth Swanson, Montana State University Extension
The SARE/NACAA Sustainable Agriculture Fellows program provides agricultural educators with hands-on training and exposure to sustainable management practices used on farms and ranches nationwide.
“Our SARE Fellows are generally early or mid-career, and have gone on to serve in leadership roles in NACAA and Extension,” says Ohio State University’s Mike Hogan, a NACAA past president. “They are leaders in sustainability for our Extension system and our newer educators.”
Each year, four Fellows are chosen to participate in a two-year series of sustainable agriculture tours to learn and experience how sustainable strategies work in the field. Interested? NACAA members in good standing with their state associations are eligible to apply for the Fellows program. SARE and NACAA have collaborated to provide the Sustainable Agriculture Fellows program since 2007. Learn more about the experiences of past and current Fellows.