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The Value of Farming with Community
Shakera and Juan Raygoza talk about why their bonds with local consumers, families, schools, agricultural educators and other farmers are beneficial for both them and for the community where they live and farm. They operate Terra Preta Farm on 15 acres in Edinburg, Texas, where they grow organic radishes for wholesale markets and run a […]
Upcoming Farmer Grant Webinar
Multiple Northeast SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) grant recipient Tommye Lou Rafes, of T.L. Fruits and Vegetables in West Virginia, is sharing her experiences to help other farmers experiment with new ideas through the Farmer Grant program. At noon on October 4th, 2022, Rafes will join Northeast SARE Grant Coordinator Candice Huber for an informational webinar […]
Work with Northeast SARE
Northeast SARE is seeking applications for an Administrative Assistant. The person in this position will review and process invoices and service agreements, enter financial data, update and maintain spreadsheets, collect, prepare, format, and distribute documents, schedule meetings, assist with meeting logistics, and take minutes at a variety of meetings. Northeast SARE is especially interested in candidates […]
Southern SARE On-Farm Research Grant Call for Proposals Released
GRIFFIN, Georgia -- The Call for Proposals for the 2023 On-Farm Research Grants, intended for agricultural professionals throughout the Southern region who regularly work with farmers/ranchers, has been released by the Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SSARE) program. Proposal submission deadline is Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 at 12 p.m. (NOON) EST. Announcement of […]
Tom Trantham Blazed a Sustainable Ag Trail for Small Livestock Producers
GRIFFIN, Georgia – Tom Trantham once humbly emphasized that he was a dairy farmer, with the accent on farmer, and not a grazier. But to livestock producers, he was a rock star. The well-known South Carolina farmer, who recently passed away, began his operation over four decades ago the conventional way – a confined feeding […]
Wildfires in the West are inevitable and part of a natural, necessary ecological cycle, but invasive grasses like cheatgrass can make fires burn hotter, spread farther and cause more destruction. So, across the West, researchers, range managers, cattle ranchers and others are looking for ways to economically control cheatgrass and other invasive grasses on millions […]
Southern SARE Producer Grant Call for Proposals Released
GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Call for Proposals for the 2023 Producer Grant Program, intended for farmers/ranchers and farmer/rancher organizations throughout the Southern region, is now available from the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SSARE) program. Proposal submission deadline isNovember 11, 2022 at 12 p.m. (NOON) EST. Announcement of funded proposals will take place in […]
SARE Fellows Examine Sustainable Range Management
After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SARE Fellows recently reconvened to examine sustainable practices used in five crop and livestock production systems in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains.
Farmers Testing Elderberry Varieties for Florida Cultivation
CHIEFLAND, Florida – Elderberry, internationally utilized and popular for centuries for its perceived medicinal and health benefits, may have potential as an alternative crop in Florida. Farmers Heather Martin and David Jarnagin of Hyldemoer + Co. in north central Florida have been testing elderberry (Sambucus spp.) varieties for the past several years for commercial production. […]
Graduate Student Sustainable Agriculture Projects for FY2022 Announced
GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SSARE) program has announced the funded projects for the 2022 Graduate Student Grants program. The SSARE Administrative Council recently funded 20 projects totaling $316,024. The Graduate Student Grants program is one of the few sustainable agriculture research funding opportunities open to Master’s and PhD students […]
NCR-SARE Announces 2023 Youth Educator Call for Proposals
NCR-SARE's 2023 Youth Educator Grant Program Call for Proposals is now available. Proposals are due November 10, 2022, at 4pm CDT.
NCR-SARE Announces 2023 Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals
NCR-SARE's 2023 Farmer Rancher Grant Program Call for Proposals is now available. Proposals are due December 1, 2022, at 4pm CDT.
In Northern Colorado, Building Soil Takes Time
For anyone focused on building or rebuilding healthy soils, it’s worth remembering that soil took eons to develop initially. Improving it doesn’t happen overnight. That’s a lesson farmers and ranchers are learning in northern Colorado through a Citizen Science Soil Health Project funded by Western SARE. The three-year, three-county project provides free soil testing and […]
Farmer Grant Call Now Open
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Calling for 2023 Farmer Grant Proposals The Call for 2023 Northeast SARE Farmer Grants is now available. Approximately $750,000 has been allocated to fund projects for this grant cycle. Awards typically range from $5,000 to $30,000, depending upon a project’s complexity and duration. The online system for submitting […]
AC Approves Pause to Redesign Programs
Northeast SARE’s Administrative Council has approved a one-year pause in four of our seven regional grant programs. The purpose of the pause is to increase our capacity to work on implementation of Northeast SARE's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) strategic plan. The following four grant programs will pause by not releasing calls for proposals […]
Economist Seeks to Quantify Impact of Wolf, Cattle Interactions
Native gray wolves are returning to rugged rangelands throughout the west, raising risk for the millions of cattle who graze there. In the California counties of Lassen, Plumas and Siskiyou, many ranchers say their cattle are being stalked by wolves and show signs of stress, such as fewer pregnancies and lower birth and weaning weights. […]
Diversifying Small Farms with Cereal Grains
FOREST, Virginia – Virginia farmer Michael Grantz is testing what it takes to incorporate cereal grains into a small-scale, diversified vegetable and cut flower farm for soil health as a cover crop and a value-added product for local markets. Grantz has managed a quarter acre plot of wheat and rye on he and his wife’s […]
NCR-SARE Announces 2023 Call for Partnership Grant Proposals￼
NCR-SARE's 2023 Partnership Grant Program Call for Proposals is now available. Proposals are due October 20, 2022, at 4pm CDT.
NCR-SARE Announces 2023 Call for Research and Education Preproposals
NCR-SARE's 2023 Research and Education Call for Preproposals is now available. Preproposals are due October 13, 2022, at 4pm central.
Graduate Student Projects Funded for 2022
Western SARE’s Administrative Council recently approved funding of $323,118 for 13 Graduate Student Research and Education projects. The projects are located in eight Western states (Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming). The Graduate Student Research & Education Program involves Master’s or Ph.D. students partnering with producers on innovative research and outreach on […]