SARE Welcomes New Fellows

September 18, 2023
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The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program announces the addition of four new members to the SARE Fellows program. Each member represents a different region of the United States. SARE Fellows is a two year professional development experience that helps agricultural educators enhance their understanding of sustainable agriculture and build relationships with farmers and their communities. Participants learn through a series of training and networking opportunities that feature diverse sustainable farming and ranching operations nationwide.

Selected through a competitive national process, the new Fellows represent a variety of backgrounds and disciplines and include both nonprofit and university educators: 

  • Northeast: Ñawi K. Flores, Soil Health Institute: Ñawi is a soil health educator at the Soil Health Institute and is a passionate advocate of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in the agricultural sector. 
  • North Central: Molly Sowash, Rural Action: As the sustainable agriculture manager for Rural Action and as a beginning farmer, Molly works 9–5 supporting farmers in Appalachian Ohio to launch and sustain their farm businesses and 5–9 raising grass-fed beef on her own operation, MoSo Farm. 
  • Southern: Dr. Trey Malone, University of Arkansas: Dr. Malone is an assistant professor in the department of agricultural economics and agribusiness at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. His research focuses on the intersection of agricultural economics and sustainable food systems, leading to more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals. 
  • Western: Daniel Elisara Helsham, American Samoa Community College: Daniel is a media specialist at the American Samoa Community College. For the past ten years, he has served the people of American Samoa by developing media and communications strategies to raise awareness of, promote and educate the community on the importance of agriculture and natural resources.

“We are excited to welcome these talented and dedicated individuals to the SARE Fellows program,” said SARE Associate Director Kristy Borrelli. “They understand the current demands facing sustainable agriculture, and we are confident that they will make a significant impact on the field.”

For more information about the SARE Fellows program, including eligibility, application and past and current SARE Fellow experiences, please visit

Topics: Education and Training, Mentoring, Networking
Related Locations: North Central, Northeast, South, West