Southern SARE From the Field

Southern SARE From the Field

Southern SARE From the Field

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Helping Appalachian Farmers Tap New Markets

Type: Southern SARE From the Field Profile

Hundreds of farmers in Appalachia making the switch to sustainable methods have received vital help from SARE-supported Appalachian Sustainable Development.

Farmer/Researcher Team Makes Organic Peanut Breakthrough

Type: Southern SARE From the Field Profile

Overcoming weed challenges, Georgia farmer Relinda Walker brings the Southeast's first crop of certified organic peanuts to market.

Bringing Viable Pastured Poultry to the South

Type: Southern SARE From the Field Profile

Organizations are providing invaluable training and resources to help small-scale commercial poultry farmers establish profitable operations.

A Toolbox of Innovations to Control Small Ruminant Parasites

Type: Southern SARE From the Field Profile

Inexpensive, highly effective methods for controlling parasites, including FAMACHA, a tool for diagnosing anemia in small ruminants.

Experimental Farm Helps North Carolina Farmers

Type: Southern SARE From the Field Profile

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems has produced a wealth of valuable data through its farm systems research units.

Food Hubs: The Next Evolution in Local Markets?

Type: Southern SARE From the Field Profile

If you think the local foods movement is just a fad, think again.

The Lucrative Sweet Potato Takes Root

Type: Southern SARE From the Field Profile

Extension agents in two states are helping farmers cash in on sweet potatoes: in Kentucky, by diversifying to include the high-value specialty crop, and in Mississippi, by pursuing organic production.

Multi-State Resource Tool Addresses Small Ruminant Production Needs

Type: Southern SARE From the Field Profile

A comprehensive small ruminant resource tool covering all manners of production, planning, marketing, health, and facilities has been developed to aid producers and the Extension agents who work with them in improving sheep and goat profitability and sustainability.

Southeastern Georgia Farmer, Partnering with Extension, Shows the Way to Better Soil

Type: Southern SARE From the Field Profile

Farmer Jonny Harris and University of Georgia researchers are validating what he has known for years, that cover crops improve his soil and his bottom line.

Integrated Pest Management in Alabama

Type: Southern SARE From the Field Profile

Organic vegetable growers in the Deep South face a constant battle with pests. In Alabama, new information is leading to better crop protection and more profitability, thanks to the work of Ayanava Majumdar, Alabama Extension entomologist and Southern SARE state coordinator. As a SARE state coordinator, Majumdar is tasked with bringing sustainable agriculture information to fellow Extension colleagues and local farmers.

Physical Pest Exclusion with Shade Cloth

Type: Southern SARE From the Field Profile

Alabama farmer Will Mastin describes his experience using shade cloth on a high tunnel to protect crops from some pests. 

Breeding Organic Corn Varieties to Resist GMO Contamination

Type: Southern SARE From the Field Profile

Breeders with the University of Tennessee are developing organic corn varieties that cannot be contaminated by GMO corn (genetically modified organisms) via cross-pollination.

Cover Crops Acting as Trap Crops Protect Vegetables from Pests

Type: Southern SARE From the Field Profile

For farmers in central Florida, planting cover crops in strips as a trap crop alongside cash crops is proving to be a highly effective method for attracting beneficial insects and controlling pests.

SARE Fellows Tour, a Look at Sustainable Ag Across the Country, Makes a Stop in Texas

Type: Southern SARE From the Field Profile

SARE/NACAA program provides county agents snapshot of regional sustainable ag practices.

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Find recorded broadcasts, speaker presentations and formal outcomes (when available) from the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health, held Feb. 17-19 in Omaha, Neb. more