SARE and NACAA are proud to announce the induction of four leading Extension educators into the ranks of the SARE/NACAA Sustainable Agriculture Fellows Program. Announced in July at the 2018 National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in Chattanooga, Tenn., the new Fellow Candidates are:
- Jessica A. Kelton, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
- Kathleen Painter, University of Idaho Extension
- Nicole Santangelo, Penn State Extension
- Claire Strader, University of Wisconsin Extension
The SARE Fellows program improves agricultural professionals’ capacity to assess production systems using a whole-systems approach,” says SARE’s Associate Director Kim Kroll. "SARE Fellow Candidates learn how to adapt core sustainable practices to serve producers who want to improve the sustainability of their operations back home.”
Each year, four Fellow Candidates are chosen to participate in a two-year series of sustainable agriculture tours to learn and experience how sustainable strategies work in the field. Interested? NACAA members in good standing with their state associations are eligible to apply for the Fellows program. SARE and NACAA have collaborated to provide the Sustainable Agriculture Fellows program since 2007. Learn more about the experiences of past and current Fellows.