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Southern SARE Open Grants
Producer Grants enable farmers and ranchers to test a sustainable agriculture idea.
On-Farm Research Grant
On-Farm Research Grants provide opportunities for agriculture professionals working directly with farmers and ranchers on sustainable agriculture efforts.
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What is Sustainable Agriculture?
Every day, farmers and ranchers develop new, innovative strategies to produce and distribute food, fuel and fiber sustainably. The expertise of farmers, ag professionals, and others in the ag community is invaluable when coming up with sustainable solutions to agricultural challenges.Learn More
Pest Management Practices for Vegetables Proven to Work Across Multiple Southern States
AUBURN, Alabama- A Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) grant project developed integrated pest management practices for vegetable growers by conducting research across several states. High-value vegetables like squash, pumpkins, watermelon and cucumbers are susceptible to viral diseases and damage from white flies and aphids. Despite being grown across the South, effective pest management […]
The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is a decentralized competitive grants and education program operating in every state and territory.
Using Wood Chips to Control Weeds
SSARE funding helps Virginia farmer develop new control strategies.
About Southern SARE
Southern SARE offers competitive grants and educational opportunities for producers, researchers, educators, institutions, organizations and others exploring sustainable agriculture in America’s South, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Thanks to the support of the SARE program, we have been able to evaluate strategies for growers to manage southern potato leaf blight in potatoes. The threats to the sustainability of crops by emerging plant diseases create the need to seek solutions and support producers to maintain the sustainability of agricultural systems. SARE directly contributes to these fundamental pillars.