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Urban Farmers Adopt More Efficient Soil Management Practices

THE CHALLENGE When it comes to keeping their soils healthy and productive, most farmers willingly put in the work. For urban growers like Adam and Melissa Millsap, who operate Urban Roots Farm, an intensive production system on less than one acre near downtown Springfield, Missouri, soil management can come with unique challenges. They say that […] news sare-funding-in-your-state-2

SARE Funding in Your State

Since 1988, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has helped farmers, ranchers, researchers and educators develop cutting edge innovations that improve farm profitability, protect water and land, and revitalize communities. Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture's National Institute for Food and Agriculture, SARE has awarded nearly $300 million to more than 7,300 […] news ncr-sare-announces-2020-call-for-graduate-student-grant-proposals

NCR-SARE Announces 2020 Call for Graduate Student Grant Proposals

The 2020 NCR-SARE Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals is now available online. Applicants can view a presentation about applying for a Graduate Student grant.  Graduate students enrolled at colleges or universities in the North Central region can submit proposals for up to $15,000 to fund sustainable agriculture projects that will be part of their educational […] news ncr-sare-announces-2020-call-for-professional-development-program-grant-proposals

NCR-SARE Announces 2020 Call for Professional Development Program Grant Proposals

The 2020 NCR-SARE Professional Development Program call for proposals is now available online. NCR-SARE’s Professional Development Program (PDP) provides funds for professional development projects that provide sustainable agriculture training to agricultural professionals and educators in the Cooperative Extension Service (CES), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), other governmental agencies, and educators in the profit and non-profit sector […] news ncr-sare-offers-funding-for-regional-conferences-or-educational-events

NCR-SARE Offers Funding for Regional Conferences or Educational Events

Are you hosting a sustainable agriculture conference or educational event that needs some support? The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) program has limited funds available to support conferences and educational events relevant to sustainable agriculture.  To qualify, events should specifically serve the 12-state North Central Region (either in entirety, or a […] news en-espanol

En Espanol

Western SARE promueve la protección los recursos naturales y biológicos sobre los cuáles se basa la agricultura, la mejoría de la calidad de vida en comunidades rurales, y el incremento en las ganancias de las operaciones agrícolas, invirtiendo en proyectos innovativos de investigación y educación en agricultura sustentable. Western SARE apoya proyectos generados por productores, […] news ncr-sare-announces-2019-research-education-graduate-student-and-professional-development-awards

NCR-SARE Announces 2019 Research & Education, Graduate Student, and Professional Development Awards

The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) Program is pleased to announce the projects selected for funding for the Research and Education, Graduate Student, and Professional Development competitive grant programs. 49 projects were awarded a total of more than $4 million through these three NCR-SARE grant programs, which offer competitive grants for researchers, graduate students, organizations, […]

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IPM for Coffee Berry Borer

When the coffee berry borer arrived in Hawaii 2010, Suzanne Shriner had a hard conversation with her parents. “I sat down with them at the kitchen table and told them we might have to get out of the coffee business,” she remembered. “It was a pretty sober moment, and it wouldn’t have been a good […] news barbara-james-norman-and-jim-stordahl-receive-ncr-sares-2019-hero-recognition

Barbara James Norman and Jim Stordahl Receive NCR-SARE's 2019 Hero Recognition

In 2012, the NCR-SARE Administrative Council created the NCR-SARE Hero Recognition to highlight, recognize, and pay tribute to those who have made significant contributions to NCR-SARE and/or National SARE. NCR-SARE is pleased to announce that Barbara James Norman and Jim Stordahl have been named the 2019 NCR-SARE Heroes. The NCR-SARE Hero Award recognizes individuals who […] news new-video-how-sare-supports-farmer-driven-sustainability

New Video: How SARE Supports Farmer-Driven Sustainability

There is no universal vision for agricultural sustainability in the United States—every region, every farm may require a different approach to improving livelihoods, protecting the nation’s land and water resources, and strengthening communities. Since its inception in 1988, the SARE program has supported a broad range of innovations in sustainability through its grassroots, farmer-driven grants […]