The SARE/NACAA Sustainable Agriculture Fellows program provides a training opportunity that enhances understanding of sustainable agriculture and provides broad-based, national exposure to successful and unique sustainable agriculture programs. Participating fellows are better able to create new programs that meet the needs of their local clientele.
The program aims to:
- Enhance selected fellows’ capability to deliver sustainable agriculture programs
- Develop NACAA leaders committed to sustainable agriculture who can share their knowledge
- Increase agricultural professionals’ awareness of program opportunities and concepts of sustainable agriculture
- Recognize NACAA members who are leaders in the development and adoption of sustainable agriculture
A series of seminars exposes the fellows to sustainable farming and ranching systems, with a focus on basic sustainable agriculture strategies and how they work in the field. Fellows also visit selected farms and ranches to view firsthand the sustainable agriculture principles studied in the classroom.
Eligibility: Members of NACAA in good standing with their state associations and with responsibility in agricultural production systems are eligible. State committee chairs and national committee chairs and vice chairs of the responsible committee are ineligible to participate.
Read short biographies of past and current fellows.
Application: For more information and application guidelines, visit http://www.nacaa.com/awards/sare_seminar.php.
Every year since 2007, USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program and the National Association of County Agricultural Agents have collaborated to provide a two-year educational experience in sustainable agriculture for four stellar Extension workers.
Read how past and current Fellows' experiences are shaping their knowledge of sustainable agriculture.