Short profiles of SARE-funded research and education projects in action.
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High-Efficiency, Year-Round Tropical Greenhouse in South Dakota
In Aurora, South Dakota, Shannon Mutschelknaus built a high-efficiency, year-round, tropical greenhouse.
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
Like many rural communities, the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, a Mohican Indian tribe in north central Wisconsin, wants to increase its access to fresh produce but faces multiple barriers. For one, the tribe owns 500 acres of farmland that has become depleted of nutrients and organic matter after many years of improper management by previous tenants. Local […]
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.
LAAZY Hives: Ergonomic Hive Alternative
Beekeepers in Ohio designed and built a LAAZY Hive system for beekeeping that allows them to access their hives while seated.
Tackling Canada Thistle in an Organic Orchard
Chris and Juli McGuire gained control of Canada Thistle in their organic apple orchard with support from a SARE grant.
Kansas Farmer Tests Heirloom Corn Varieties
Pantaleon Florez studied no-till growing methods of non-GMO, heirloom dent corn at Maseualkaulli Farm in Lawrence, Kansas.
Washing Greens Efficiently
With support from SARE, Mad Farmers Collective built a new greens washing station that improved productivity, ergonomics, and efficiency.
Comparing Apples to Apples
In Wisconsin, producers and researchers are exploring hard cider apple varieties.
Sweetpotato and Cover Crops
Waana Kaluwasha discovered some benefits of incorporating cover crops in sweetpotato production.
Improving Strawberry Ergonomics
At Tanglewood Farm, Richard Barnes and Kelly St John have been experimenting with elevated cropping systems to reduce labor fatigue and improve fruit quality.
Managing Insecticides and Cover Crops in Corn
Gabriela Inveninato Carmona is studying insecticide use and cover crops at the University of Nebraska’s Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center.
Ohio Beef Cooperative Measures Advertising ROI
Buckeye Valley Beef Cooperative compared the effectiveness of four advertising channels, including Google Ads, billboards, radio advertisements, and Facebook ads.