Short profiles of SARE-funded research and education projects in action.
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Sustaining the Human Spirit in Farm Country
A course in skills-based suicide alertness prepared Ruth Linkenmeyer-Meirick for a desperate call from a friend.
Building Educator Confidence In Farm Law
Farm Commons, is working to build a solid legal backbone for farmers through empowered decision-making.
Improving Honeybee Queen Quality and Diversity in Ohio
Hongmei Li-Byarlay is working to improve the quality and quantity of queen bee production in Ohio.
Black Soldier Fly Composting Takes Flight on Urban Farms
Caydee Terrell received SARE support to study the utility of black soldier fly larvae composting on urban farms.
Farm to Fork: Sustainable Ag for Minnesota Teens
Navreet Mahal and Mriganka De paired up to develop a sustainable agriculture educational program for high school students called "Farm to Fork."
Sustaining the Sugarbush in a Tribal Community
For more than 15 years, Eric DuPuis has been a sugarmaker with the Nagaajiwanaang band of Anishinaabe Ojibwe people near Cloquet, Minnesota. With SARE support, he made some improvements to his sugarmaking enterprise that benefited his business and community.
Grazing Cover Crops and Advancing Farmer Networks in Wisconsin
Dane County Land Conservation was able to support and create intentional spaces for a group of farmers willing to take a chance on establishing and utilizing cover crops on their farms to improve soil health.
Growing Solutions with Chicago’s West Side
Growing Solutions Farm received a SARE grant to enhance their sustainable growing program in Chicago that engages with young, diverse, West Side learners.
Cultivating Food and Community with Indianapolis' Soul Food Project
Indianapolis' Soul Food Project is growing food and community with a farmers market stand and CSA program for Northeast side residents.
High-Efficiency, Year-Round Tropical Greenhouse in South Dakota
In Aurora, South Dakota, Shannon Mutschelknaus received SARE support to compare the various features of multiple passive solar greenhouse designs.
Prairie Strips as a Farmland Conservation Practice
Farmers and researchers in Iowa have been planting prairie strips in their crop fields to help reduce surface runoff.
Best Practices for Hemp Production in Kansas
The Kansas Hemp Consortium is working to increase awareness and industry knowledge of industrial hemp.
Physical Weed Control Strategies for Midwest Vegetable Growers
A group of farmers and researchers has been working to generate useful, farm-tested, and detailed observations on the best methods and tools for managing in-row weeds. This image is a Tilmor cultivating tractor with finger-weeders belly mounted.
Bringing Fresh Foods to Illinois Schools and Institutions
Illinois' Hendrick House Farm is working to create new opportunities for local farmers, bringing the local food revolution to community farms and schools.
North Dakota Farmers Lead the Way With Bale Grazing￼
In, North Dakota, siblings Erin and and Drew Gaugler are experimenting with bale grazing, or the practice of leaving hay bales in fields during the winter for livestock to graze.
Increasing Food Security in a Mohican Tribal Community
With support from SARE, Stockbridge-Munsee Community Agriculture Agent Kellie Zahn is working with local educators to give new and existing farmers hands-on training in many areas that she hopes will improve the tribe’s ability to grow fresh produce.
Figs as a Niche Crop in Northern Ohio
Tim and Beth Malinich received a SARE grant to experiment with overwintering methods for raising figs on their Ohio farm.
Growing Food and Community in North Saint Louis
Good Life Growing in North Saint Louis had SARE support to develop a scalable, replicable vertical aquaponic grow rack system at their indoor, urban growing facility.
Advancing Grassland Conservation in Nebraska
Nebraska researcher Kyle Martens is working to better understand ranchers’ preferences regarding grassland conservation programs with support from SARE.
Making the Most of Mulch: Strategic Systems for Small Organic Tomato Growers
In Indiana, three area farms are testing combinations of cover crops and leaf mulch for organic, fresh-market tomato production.