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NCR-SARE Now Hiring: Farmer Rancher Grant Coordinator
NCR-SARE is hiring a a full-time Farmer Rancher Grant Program Coordinator.
New SARE Video: Ecological Weed Management at the Martens Farm
Farmers nationwide are tackling the challenge of using ecological principles to manage weeds using fewer herbicides. Understanding the biology of weeds is key to helping producers adopt innovative strategies that achieve strong yields while adapting to changing consumer preferences. Three new videos from SARE illustrate how Klaas and Mary-Howell Martens manage weeds without chemicals on […]
SARE Welcomes New Fellows
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 […]
Planting Seeds of Help
Despite years of experience, fifth-generation flower farmer Leroy Hardy was facing foreclosure on his farm near Sedley, Virginia. To navigate the financial crisis, Hardy reached out to Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) for mediation assistance, and he emerged with his assets intact. So when RAFI, the Land Loss Prevention Project (LLPP) and the National Center […]
New Cover Crop Survey Data Challenges Assumptions on Role of Incentive Payments
Adapted from the Conservation Technology Information Center: A new national survey report has found that the vast majority of farmers who use cover crops don't need incentive payments to continue with the practice because of how much they appreciate its value to their land and business. According to the National Cover Crop Survey, incentives play a key […]
Virginia Hosts National SARE Fellows Tour and Training
The sustainability of farms and food-related businesses can be affected by many agricultural, social, ecological, financial, and cultural factors and issues that can vary from state to state and from region to region. These issues range from market access and development needs to production challenges, lack of food system infrastructure such as aggregation and processing, […]
NCR-SARE's 2024 Call for Farmer Rancher Grant Proposals
The 2024 Farmer Rancher Call for Proposals is now available. Proposals are due December 7, 2023 at 4pm Central.
NCR-SARE's 2024 Call for Youth Educator Grant Proposals
The 2024 Youth Educator Call for Proposals is now available.
Proposals are due November 9, 2023 at 4pm Central.
NCR-SARE's Call for 2024 Partnership Grant Program Proposals
NCR-SARE's 2024 Partnership Grant Program Call for Proposals is now available online. Proposals are due October 19, 2023 at 4pm Central.
Farmer and SARE Grantee Featured by United Nations for Her Millet Production
Minnesota farmer Naima Dhore is starting to grow millet–a resilient cereal grain grown widely in semi-arid regions of the world–because she has an eager market in the large East African communities of the Minneapolis area. It’s part of a broader pattern for Dhore, who migrated to the United States from Somalia as a child and […]
New SARE Bulletin: What is Sustainable Agriculture?
SARE’s newly revised What is Sustainable Agriculture? publication provides a primer to practices that can help farmers and ranchers improve the sustainability of any complex, integrated production and marketing system.
NCR-SARE's 2024 Call for Research and Education Grant Preproposals
NCR-SARE's 2024 Research and Education Grant Call for Preproposals is now available. Preproposals are due by October 5, 4pm Central.
NCR-SARE's 2023 Partnership Grants
For the 2023 Partnership Grant Program, NCR-SARE awarded almost $1,000,000 to 21 projects.
New SARE Video: Ecological Weed Management at Terra Preta Farm
Understanding the biology of weeds is key to managing these troublesome pests using ecological principles. Cultural practices such as crop rotations and cover crops paired with smart cultivation have helped many farmers successfully manage weeds while reducing or eliminating herbicide use. In three new videos from SARE, Shakera and Juan Raygoza share their experience controlling […]
New Book: Farming With Soil Life: A Handbook for Supporting Soil Invertebrates and Soil Health on Farms
Smart farmers know that healthy soil hosts a flourishing and diverse ecosystem of bacteria, fungi and invertebrates. But the complex relationships between soil life, productivity and resilience are not well understood. Now available from the Xerces Society and SARE, Farming with Soil Life: A Handbook for Supporting Soil Invertebrates and Soil Health on Farms is […]
SARE Seeks Projects for Sustainable Agriculture Outreach
Do you have an idea for an educational product or outreach initiative that could help farmers or ranchers improve their profitability, environmental stewardship and/or quality of life? Maybe a suggestion for filling an information gap that is hindering the adoption of sustainable practices? SARE Outreach wants to hear from you today! SARE Outreach is seeking recommendations for information products […]
NCR-SARE's 2023 Heroes: Dean Baas and KB Paul
Dean Baas and KB Paul have been named the 2023 NCR-SARE Heroes.
NCR-SARE's 2023 Farmer Rancher Grants
41 projects were selected to receive more than $720,000 through this competitive grant program for farmers and ranchers who want to explore sustainable solutions to problems through on-farm research, demonstration, and education projects.
New SARE Bulletin: Resilient Farmers, Ranchers and Communities
Sustainable farming emphasizes the need to consider the environmental, economic and social impacts of agriculture. For decades, sustainable agriculture research has focused more on environmental stewardship and profitability than on personal and social issues. SARE’s newest bulletin, Resilient Farmers, Ranchers and Communities: Social Sustainability in Agriculture, describes how an increasing number of farmers and ranchers […]
USDA Invests Over $46M in Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
The University of Maryland has been selected to serve as the National Reporting, Coordinating, and Communications Office (NRCCO) for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. This 10-year investment is being made as part of the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) selection of four regional host institutions to manage SARE's regional […]