Short profiles of SARE-funded research and education projects in action.
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The Commercial Potential of Mulberries in the Midwest
Weston Lombard has successfully incorporated mulberries into the agroforestry system on his farm, where harvested leaves and dropped fruit provide excellent forage for chickens and hogs.
A Cooperative Experience for Ohio High Schoolers
Educators in the Appalachian Region of Ohio have been working with area high schools to share information about cooperative business models and agricultural careers.
From the Earth: Advancing Food Sovereignty with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community
With their From the Earth project, Tribal growers and educators with the Stockbridge-Munsee Community are increasing access to traditional foods using sustainable growing methods.
Goats Adapt to Virtual Fencing
Allysse Sorensen has been experimenting with virtual fencing for targeted grazing with goats.
Generating Income from Pollinator Habitat on an Urban Farm
Mark Brannen of Benson Bounty in Omaha, Neb., used a SARE Farmer Rancher grant to establish native plant habitat on his 0.75-acre urban farm and assess what revenue stream he could get by selling cut flowers.
Attracting Beneficial Insects to Urban Farms
Always seeking ways to improve the sustainability of their farm, EarthDance Farm in Ferguson, Missouri used a SARE Farmer Rancher grant to incorporate both permaculture and IPM practices.
Using Lung Scanning Technology to Identify Respiratory Illnesses
Using a SARE Farmer/Rancher grant, Tabitha Steckler Hurst of Hunley Creek Heifer Farm in southern Indiana set out to see if the same ultrasound technology used to scan cows for pregnancy could be used in a practical setting to scan lungs for illness.
Bringing Healthy Options to Food Deserts
Partnering with two other farms, Legacy Taste of the Garden Operations Director John Jamerson used a SARE Farmer Rancher grant on a multi-faceted project to increase the availability of whole foods in food deserts in Princeton, Evansville, and Indianapolis.
Adapting to Climate Change Through Data-Driven Decisions
Jeff Miller used a SARE Farmer Rancher grant to introduce drone imagery and weather station data to better assess the impacts of extreme weather on his fields and crops and to inform his responses.
Growing and Selling Mushrooms with Lauren McCalister
Lauren McCalister has been working with a network of farmers, brewers, coffee vendors, and consumers near Bloomington, Indiana who are reducing by-product waste through the production and marketing of mushrooms.
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.