Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) is a grant-making and outreach program. Its mission is to ad-vance—to the whole of American agriculture—innovations that improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education. Since it began in 1988, SARE has funded more than 5,500 projects around the nation that explore innovations, from rotational grazing to direct marketing to cover crops—and many other best practices. Administering SARE grants are four region-al councils composed of farmers, ranchers, researchers, educators and other local experts. SARE-funded extension professionals in every state and island protectorate serve as sustainable agriculture coordinators who run education pro-grams for agricultural professionals. SARE Outreach pub-lishes practical books, bulletins, online resources and other information for farmers and ranchers. SARE is funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Depart-ment of Agriculture. For more information, contact: SARE Outreach, 1122 Patapsco Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-6715; phone (301) 405-7955; fax (301) 405-7711;;