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George Bird: NCR-SARE Hero
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Intensive Crop Rotations with Cover Crops Give a Boost to High-Value Cash Crops in Organic Production
ATHENS, Georgia – University of Georgia researchers developing a model for organic vegetable production in the Southeast have found success incorporating summer cover crops with high-value cool-season crops in a series of rotations that increase yields, control insects and diseases, improve crop quality and build soil biomass. The systems approach, say the researchers, can be […]
Native Warm Season Grasses Diversify Livestock Grazing/Support Biodiversity
MISSISSIPPI STATE, Mississippi – Native warm season grasses excel over more traditional commercial grass varieties when it comes to grazing livestock and promoting wildlife conservation, based on the results of a two-year Mississippi State University agroecology study. The study, funded by a Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SSARE) Graduate Student grant, compared native warm […]
Using Cover Crops for Pest Management on Small Farms
LIVE OAK, Florida – Two small farmers in Live Oak, Florida are partnering with University of Florida Extension to determine how cover crops can be used to manage insect pests. In a newly funded Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SSARE) On-Farm Research Grant, “Establishing and Evaluating Selected Cover Crops on Small Farms to Increase […]
Dale Mutch: NCR-SARE Hero
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Ron Macher: NCR-SARE Hero
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UGA Researcher Studying Durana White Clover as Living Mulch in Corn Fields
TIFTON, Georgia -- Adding nitrogen to fertilize their crop is a substantial expense corn farmers have to consider when calculating their bottom line. A University of Georgia scientist hopes to help lower that cost by planting clover and corn together. With a $224,000 grant from the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program, UGA researcher […]
Fellows Program Gives Extension Agents Insight into Sustaining Iowa's Agriculture
This fall, eight Cooperative Extension agents from around the United States were given a unique training opportunity in Iowa that enhanced their understanding of sustainable agriculture and gave them in-depth exposure to agricultural innovation. The Sustainable Agriculture Fellows program provides Extension Agents from diverse backgrounds with hands-on experience in sustainable agriculture while offering meaningful […]
In Memory of Bill Wilcke
Bill Wilcke, image courtesy of the University of Minnesota On November 18, 2013, our dear SARE colleague and friend, Dr. William (Bill) Wilcke, passed away. Bill was born and raised on a small, diversified crop and livestock farm in northwest Iowa. As with many farming families in […]
Julie Engel and her Sustainable System for Raising Rabbits on Pasture
Julie Engel developed a system for raising rabbits on pasture and built handling equipment that consistently and efficiently herds her rabbit does in a stress-free manner.
NCR-SARE Establishes “NCR-SARE Hero Recognition,” Honors Bill Wilcke
Bill Wilcke, photo courtesy of the University of Minnesota NCR-SARE is pleased to announce that William F. Wilcke is the first person to receive the “NCR-SARE Hero Recognition.” Coordinated by the NCR-SARE Alumni Organization, this recognition recognizes the leadership, vision, contributions, and impact that these heroes have made […]
Bill Wilcke: NCR-SARE Hero
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Beth Nelson Named Regional Coordinator and Director for NCR-SARE
Dr. Beth Nelson has been named the Regional Coordinator and Director of Research and Education Programs for the North Central Region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (NCR-SARE). Her appointment is effective Monday, July 16, 2012, when she replaced Interim Regional Coordinator Dr. Vance Morey, who was filling in for Dr. Bill Wilcke, […]
The Brilliance of a Scientist: George Washington Carver
NCR-SARE grant recipient and Administrative Council member, Edgar Hicks, and NCR-SARE Administrative Council member, Nancy Williams, recently contributed to a feature about George Washington Carver in Revive Omaha Magazine's Empowerment Edition. -------------------- The Brilliance of a Scientist Through the Carver Grange of Omaha (CarGO) Source: Revive Omaha Magazine, by By No More Empty Pots, Susan Whitfield […]
Kansas Pumpkin patch receives “Extreme Makeover” with funds from NCR-SARE
Just off of Highway 77, running north from El Dorado, Kansas, runs seventy three acres of agritourism property which is a part of Carroll and Becky Walters’ family farm and pumpkin patch, Walters’ Pumpkin Patch. For almost 20 years, the Walters have been growing and selling pumpkins at their U-Pick patch in Northern Butler County. […]