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.
Read how past and current Fellows' experiences are shaping their knowledge of sustainable agriculture.
Every year since 2007, this two-year educational experience in sustainable agriculture has been offered to four stellar Extension workers. Learn about past and current Fellows.
Find out if you are eligible to be a Sustainable Agriculture Fellow and learn how to apply to the program.
In this video, Marlin Bates talks about his experience in the SARE/NACAA Sustainable Agriculture Fellows program.