Since 2007, SARE and the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) have partnered to offer the Sustainable Agriculture Fellowship: a two-year learning opportunity that exposes participants to sustainable agriculture systems across the country through a series of seminars and farm tours. To date, 36 Extension educators have participated, and the program has made a lasting impact on their ability to serve their farmer and rancher clients. Participants increased their knowledge of sustainable agriculture in a wide range of categories, according to a program evaluation by a former Fellow. More than that, it has shaped their careers. This is what they have to say:
Walt Bumgarner, Penn State Extension (2007 Fellow)
Marlin Bates, University of Missouri (2011 Fellow)
Maud Powell, Oregon State University (2012 Fellow)
Mike Hogan, Ohio State University (Past President, NACAA)
What I’ve Gotten Out of the SARE Sustainable Ag Fellowship
In this video, Marlin Bates talks about the value of the Fellows Program.
Learn more about the SARE/NACAA Sustainable Agriculture Fellowship, including how to apply.