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The short course, funded through SSARE, promotes pollinator conservation.
A handbook for training field Extension, technical assistance personnel and mentor farmers.
Cover crops helps promote land stewardship and reduce input costs.
Crops with different functional roles work together for the benefit of the entire cropping system.
NCSU researchers identify preferences of parasitic wasp -- a promising biological control of stinkbugs.
Since 1988, SARE has awarded numerous grants in every state and Island Protectorate aimed at
Celebrating 25 Years of SARE
GRIFFIN, Georgia -- In 1988, responding to a growing call for greater investment in sustainable agriculture, Congress provided the first funding for USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program: a science-based, regionally directed, problem-solving competitive grant program. Since then, SARE grantees—farmers and ranchers, researchers, ag educators and many others—have led the way to advance sustainable agriculture systems that simultaneously value and improve productivity, profit, stewardship and quality of life for farmers, ranchers and society as a whole.
In this colorful, educational publication from the national SARE office, discover some of the ways SARE's grant-making program has stimulated innovation in key areas of sustainable agriculture over the past 25 years: in cover crops, rotational grazing, marketing, whole-farm systems and much more.