Northeast SARE Administrative Council Approves $5.8M for 62 projects
The Administrative Council of the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program recently approved $5.8 million in funding to support 62 projects to conduct applied research, farmer education and farm advisor training to strengthen sustainable agriculture throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Northeast SARE offers six different grant programs for farmers, educators, service providers, researchers […]
Nominate an NCR-SARE Hero
NCR-SARE is accepting nominations for the “NCR-SARE Hero” recognition.
Manage Weeds on Your Farm: An Ecological Approach
SARE’s newest book, "Manage Weeds on Your Farm: A Guide to Ecological Strategies," examines the biology and behavior of common weeds and provides an integrated set of non-chemical control strategies that exploits their weaknesses.
Professional Development Grant Proposals Due March 31, 2022
NCR-SARE's Professional Development Grant proposals are due March 31, 2022.
Graduate Student Grant Proposals Due April 7, 2022
NCR-SARE's 2022 Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals is now available online.
USVI Cooperatives Development towards Sustainable Agriculture
Getting ‘back to the basics' is a common phrase heard throughout the community. The basics or pillars of sustainable agriculture based on the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program are quality of life, stewardship, and profitability. In 2021, Louis E. Petersen, Jr. state coordinator at the University of the Virgin Islands School of Agriculture was […]
Southern SARE Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals Now Open
Graduate Student Grants are one of the few programs providing young researchers the opportunity to study sustainable agriculture techniques.
Conference Support Funding Available
NCR-SARE has funds available to support conferences and educational events relevant to sustainable agriculture.
Remembering Jackson Phillip
Jackson Phillip, long-time Western SARE PDP State Coordinator from Micronesia, passed away in September 2021. In his capacity of ANR Program Coordinator at the College of Micronesia, FSM, Jackson fulfilled his State Coordinator role since the very beginning of the Professional Development Program. That was in 1994 and former Associate PDP Coordinator Al Kurki remembers […]
Farmer Studies the Effects of a Biostimulant on Tomato Vigor and Yields
JOHNS ISLAND, South Carolina – Applying a green microalga, in combination with compost, to tomato plants appears to improve plant vigor and increase crop yields, according to the results of a one-year Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) Producer Grant. Farm managers Dale Snyder, Jennifer Wicker and George Taylor of Sweetgrass Garden were interested […]
Breeding a Better Butternut
LOUISA, Virginia – Virginia farmer Edmund Frost is on a mission to develop the ideal butternut squash: a disease-resistant prolific producer of consistent shape and size with unparalleled taste. Or maybe a few ideal varieties. Since 2013, Frost, who started the seed company Common Wealth Seed Growers in 2014, has received funding from the Southern […]
NCR-SARE Seeking Council Members
NCR-SARE is seeking applicants with sustainable agriculture expertise for three vacancies on its Administrative Council.
UF/IFAS Investigates Sorrel as a New Crop for Florida
Sorrel is a leafy green plant with reddish-pink flowers. It’s hardy, fast growing, has a variety of uses and UF/IFAS is investigating its potential as a new crop for Florida. A recent field day revealed preliminary findings and input from farmers growing the crop. UF/IFAS Extension agents, in collaboration with the University of the Virgin […]
November-December 2021 Innovations Newsletter Features Urban Farming Projects
Check out our latest Innovations newsletter that features recently funded urban agriculture projects, open staff positions and a call to farmers interested in serving on Northeast SARE's Administrative Council.
Recycling Mushroom Waste for Value-added Structure in Rural Tennessee
JOELTON, Tennessee – David Wells’ long-time interest in bioremediation through mycology (the study of fungi), has mushroomed into a farming operation whose foundations are balanced on building diverse ecosystems, while growing healthy foods. Henosis, located in the small rural town of Joelton just west of Nashville, utilizes local by-products from wood mills and coffee shops […]
NCR-SARE's 2021 Professional Development Grant Recipients
For the 2021 Professional Development Program, NCR-SARE awarded more than $931,000 to 11 projects.
NCR-SARE's 2021 Research and Education Grant Recipients
Fifteen projects were awarded a total of more than $3.7 million through NCR-SARE's 2021 Research and Education grant program.
Northeast SARE awards $708,591 in grants to work in partnership with farmers
Northeast SARE's Administrative Council recently awarded 27 Partnership Grant proposals for the 2021 grant cycle, totaling $708,591. These projects are now underway with the goal of working in direct partnerships with farmers to encourage innovative solutions to current sustainability challenges related to production, marketing, and/or farmer and community well-being in Northeast farming and food systems. […]
Sunn Hemp Effective for Weed Control in Fall Crops, Producer Grant Research Finds
CHESTER, South Carolina – Farmers with a certified organic diversified vegetable farm in South Carolina are seeing some success with using sunn hemp as a crimped cover crop to suppress weeds in fall brassica crops. Wild Hope Farm, located in Chester, S.C., received a Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) Producer Grant to explore […]
Southern SARE Seeking Nominations for Its Sustainable Ag Leadership Program
GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) program is seeking nominations for its Sustainable Agriculture Leadership Program for spring/summer 2022. The application deadline is January 1, 2022. The Sustainable Agriculture Leadership Program recognizes the community leadership contributions of historically underserved farmers and ranchers and the community groups and NGOs who […]