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Farmer-Focused Innovations Funded by SARE
“Institutionalized food is the forgotten part of the food revolution,” says Ann Swanson, talking about the lack of fresh produce available from local institutions in her community of Champaign–Urbana, IL. Inspired, Swanson used a SARE Farmer/Rancher grant to create new opportunities for local farmers, launch a series of educational classes and expand institutional capacity to […]
2021–2022 Report from the Field
Report from the Field features 12 stories from around the country of recent SARE grantees who are finding new ways to improve the sustainability of U.S. agriculture. The report also summarizes our total investment in research and education projects since 1988.
Videos from the Field
SARE, in partnership with Cooking Up A Story, has produced a series of how-to videos showcasing production and marketing practices used by some of the nation’s most successful sustainable farmers and ranchers.
Economic and Environmental Aspects of Cover Crops
Economics of Cover Crops Business Opportunities with Cover Crops and Soil Health Environmental Impacts of Cover Crop Systems
Cover Crops as Part of an Overall Nutrient Management System
Learn from soil health experts about some of the latest research on impacts of cover crops on soil nutrients.
Agricultural Composting and Water Quality Fact Sheet
This publication is designed to assist farmers in conducting efficient, cost-effective, on-farm composting that presents reduced risk to surface and groundwater quality. It was written for operators of small to medium-size on-farm composting enterprises who handle about 100 to 5,000 tons of raw organic material per year.
Creating Farmer Networks: A Toolkit for Promoting Vibrant Farm Communities
This toolkit provides information and resources needed to create a successful farmer network. It is intended for farmers, extension agents, community organizers, and other agricultural professionals.
Farm Stay U.S. Website
This farmer-created, consumer-oriented website lists hundreds of farms and ranches around the country that offer accommodations.
Direct Marketing for Farmers and Ranchers
The Imperial Stock Ranch increased profits by using direct, value-added marketing of wool products.
Cattle, Sheep, Grain and Hay: The Imperial Stock Ranch Story
The Imperial Stock Ranch, which began in 1871, faces a new and serious challenge to its very survival: how to create new markets for its products.
Connecting with Customers
Jeanne Carver describes the importance of listening to customers when developing new value-added markets for your farm products.