Welcome to the NCR-SARE sustainable agriculture newsroom, where you can find out about the latest publications and sustainable agriculture news, including press releases, images and other media files, and contacts.
SARE Seeks Ideas to Improve Sustainable Agriculture Outreach
g recommendations for information products or outreach initiatives to extend research-based sustainable innovations that improve the sustainability of American agriculture.
NCR-SARE Announces 2022 Partnership Grants￼
18 projects that received more than $676,000 through NCR-SARE's 2022 Partnership Grant Program.
Farmer-Focused Innovations Funded by SARE
“Institutionalized food is the forgotten part of the food revolution,” says Ann Swanson, talking about the lack of fresh produce available from local institutions in her community of Champaign–Urbana, IL. Inspired, Swanson used a SARE Farmer/Rancher grant to create new opportunities for local farmers, launch a series of educational classes and expand institutional capacity to […]
Nominate an NCR-SARE Hero
NCR-SARE is accepting nominations for the “NCR-SARE Hero” recognition.
Manage Weeds on Your Farm: An Ecological Approach
SARE’s newest book, "Manage Weeds on Your Farm: A Guide to Ecological Strategies," examines the biology and behavior of common weeds and provides an integrated set of non-chemical control strategies that exploits their weaknesses.
Professional Development Grant Proposals Due March 31, 2022
NCR-SARE's Professional Development Grant proposals are due March 31, 2022.
Graduate Student Grant Proposals Due April 7, 2022
NCR-SARE's 2022 Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals is now available online.
Conference Support Funding Available
NCR-SARE has funds available to support conferences and educational events relevant to sustainable agriculture.
NCR-SARE Seeking Council Members
NCR-SARE is seeking applicants with sustainable agriculture expertise for three vacancies on its Administrative Council.
NCR-SARE's 2021 Professional Development Grant Recipients
For the 2021 Professional Development Program, NCR-SARE awarded more than $931,000 to 11 projects.
NCR-SARE's 2021 Research and Education Grant Recipients
Fifteen projects were awarded a total of more than $3.7 million through NCR-SARE's 2021 Research and Education grant program.
Serve on an NCR-SARE Review Committee
NCR-SARE is seeking members for grant review committees.
NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Writing Webinar
NCR-SARE hosted a Farmer Rancher Grant Program grant webinar on Wednesday, October 6th. A recording is available.
NCR-SARE's 2021 Graduate Student Awards
24 projects were awarded a total of more than $347,000 through the 2021 Graduate Student Grant Program.
New Issue of Field Notes Newsletter
In the current issue of Field Notes, see how a Wisconsin organic apple orchard tackled Canada thistle, an Ohio beekeeper’s ergonomic hive alternative, an Indiana grower’s improved method for washing salad greens, a Kansas farmer’s no-till heirloom blue corn variety experiment, a new resource about adult learning styles, and more!
SARE Welcomes New Associate Director Dr. Kristy Borrelli
The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) is pleased to announce that Dr. Kristy Borrelli has been hired to serve as its new associate director.
SARE Video Dives into the Economics of Sustainable Agriculture
While most agricultural profit models focus on maximizing yields in the short term, sustainable strategies prioritize profitable returns over the long term. SARE’s "The Economics of Sustainable Agriculture" animation describes how practices such as crop rotation and reduced tillage can improve an operation's bottom line sustainably. The newest episode in SARE’s “What is Sustainable Agriculture?” series provides […]
Updated Building Soils for Better Crops Focuses on Soil Health Fundamentals
SARE’s newest book, the fourth edition of Building Soils for Better Crops, provides rich detail on ecologically sound practices for developing and maintaining healthy soils. It is a must-read for farmers, educators and students alike.
New SARE Bulletin Highlights Best Practices for Adult Learning
Studies show that farmers learn best through in-person, face-to-face educational programs. But learning opportunities often miss the mark due to content choice, disorganization or lack of understanding of participants' learning styles. Educators that use best adult learning practices have a greater effect on participants’ learning and retention, and empower farmers to make sustainable changes to […]
Apply for Conference Support Funding
NCR-SARE has limited funds available to support conferences and educational events relevant to sustainable agriculture.