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SARE Seeks Projects for Sustainable Agriculture Outreach
Do you have an idea for an educational product or outreach initiative that could help farmers or ranchers improve their profitability, environmental stewardship and/or quality of life? Maybe a suggestion for filling an information gap that is hindering the adoption of sustainable practices? SARE Outreach wants to hear from you today! SARE Outreach is seeking recommendations for information products […]
Recognizing and Dismantling Systemic Racism at Northeast SARE
Agriculture cannot be sustainable without being equitable. SARE is one of many USDA grant programs now trying to redress systemic racism. Systemic Racism (also called structural or institutional racism) is the complex interactions of practices, ideologies, and programs that produce and perpetuate inequities for racial minorities. These macro-level mechanisms are independent of intentions and actions […]
Southern SARE Seeking Nominations to Fill Vacant Producer Seat on the Administrative Council
GRIFFIN, Georgia -- Interested in sustainable agriculture and looking to have an impact on sustainable agriculture practices in your community? The Southern SARE program gives producers the opportunity to serve on the Administrative Council and provide a “voice” for the direction of sustainability across the Southern region. Southern SARE is seeking a producer to fill […]
Southern SARE Seeking Nominations to Fill Vacant Agribusiness Seat on the Administrative Council
GRIFFIN, Georgia – Interested in sustainable agriculture and looking to have an impact on sustainable agriculture practices in your community? The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) program gives an agribusiness representative the opportunity to serve on the Administrative Council and provide a “voice” for the direction of sustainability across the Southern region. Southern […]
Culturing Live Microalgae to Improve Nutrition in Bait Fish
FORT PIERCE, Florida – Algae, zooplankton and other microscopic organisms are such a vital component of commercial fish hatcheries as a high protein food source that aquaculturists are always looking for ways to optimize their culture for higher fish nutrition and improved growth performance. One aquaculturist in south Florida received a Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research […]
NCR-SARE's 2023 Heroes: Dean Baas and KB Paul
Dean Baas and KB Paul have been named the 2023 NCR-SARE Heroes.
Vanilla Could Be the Next Big Crop for Small Farmers in Southern Florida
HOMESTEAD, Florida – Florida is on the cusp of a new agricultural crop that could give small farmers in the southern region of the state a high-value alternative to vegetable and fruit production. University of Florida researchers at the Tropical Research and Education Center have embarked on a comprehensive evaluation of vanilla – from developing […]
NCR-SARE's 2023 Farmer Rancher Grants
41 projects were selected to receive more than $720,000 through this competitive grant program for farmers and ranchers who want to explore sustainable solutions to problems through on-farm research, demonstration, and education projects.
Southern SARE Releases 2024 Education Grant Call for Proposals
GRIFFIN, Georgia -- The Southern region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has released its Call for Proposals for the 2024 Education Grants program. The Call is available in both English and Spanish. Education Grants are open to academic institutions and organizations, such as nonprofits and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), who are interested […]
New SARE Bulletin: Resilient Farmers, Ranchers and Communities
Sustainable farming emphasizes the need to consider the environmental, economic and social impacts of agriculture. For decades, sustainable agriculture research has focused more on environmental stewardship and profitability than on personal and social issues. SARE’s newest bulletin, Resilient Farmers, Ranchers and Communities: Social Sustainability in Agriculture, describes how an increasing number of farmers and ranchers […]
Exploring a Biological Control Method for Organic Rice in Southern Florida
BELLE GLADE, Florida – For nearly a century, farmers in southern Florida have been using parasitic wasps, rather than pesticides, as the go-to pest management method in sugarcane. Now University of Florida researchers are hoping to perfect the use of biologicals in organic rice production. In the Everglades Agricultural Area, confined around Lake Okeechobee, sugarcane […]
USDA Invests Over $46M in Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
The University of Maryland has been selected to serve as the National Reporting, Coordinating, and Communications Office (NRCCO) for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. This 10-year investment is being made as part of the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) selection of four regional host institutions to manage SARE's regional […]
Northeast SARE Grant Slate Announced
The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Administrative Council has approved more than $7.1m in funding for 69 grant projects taking place across the Northeast.
America's Heartland "Leaders in Sustainable Agriculture" Now Available on YouTube
SARE recently partnered with PBS KVIE to produce an episode of RFD-TV's America's Heartland featuring four farmers describing their commitment to sustainability, how they plan to overcome modern farming challenges, and how SARE has impacted their farming and ranching practices. The full 24-minute episode titled Leaders in Sustainable Agriculture is now available at https://www.sare.org/resources/leaders-in-sustainable-agriculture/. Watch: Videos featuring each […]
RFD-TV Episode to Highlight Sustainable Innovations
Tune in to RFD-TV on March 29 at 5:30pm EDT for the premiere of a new “America’s Heartland” episode showcasing farmers and ranchers from across the country who are leaders in sustainability. SARE partnered with PBS KVIE to produce this episode, which features farmers describing their commitment to sustainability, how they plan to meet farming […]
SARE Fellows Program Now Accepting Applications
SARE Fellows is a unique professional development opportunity for agricultural professionals working with farmers and ranchers. Submit your application by May 8, 2023.
New SARE Video: Managing Weeds in an Organic Almond Orchard
Many organic and conventional farmers are seeking ways to eliminate or reduce their use of synthetic herbicides. Understanding weeds is the first step towards managing them efficiently and ecologically. Now, two new videos in SARE’s Manage Weeds on Your Farm series explore organic almond grove weed control on Burroughs Family Farm’s 1,200-acre orchard in Denair, […]
Southern SARE Releases 2024 Research and Education Grant Call for Pre-proposals
GRIFFIN, Georgia -- The Southern region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has released its Call for Pre-proposals for the 2024 Research & Education Grants program. Research pre-proposals focus on sustainable agriculture based on a systems approach to research, which aims to understand how the components of a system interact with each […]
2023 SSARE Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals Now Open
GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) program has released the 2023 Call for Proposals for Graduate Student Grants. Southern SARE Graduate Student Grants are open to Master’s and PhD students, enrolled at accredited institutions across the Southern region, who are interested in exploring areas of sustainable agriculture through quantitative and […]
Farmers: Share Your Thoughts on Cover Crops in the National Cover Crop Survey!
Farmers are invited to share their thoughts on cover crops in an online survey at bit.ly/CoverCrop23. Why do you plant cover crops...or why don't you? What do you want to know? Your insight will help guide research, communications, seed development, and more. This National Cover Crop Survey is the seventh since 2012 conducted by the USDA-NIFA […]