Supporting the family farm, promoting conservation, and strengthening communities through sustainable agriculture strategies.

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The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is a decentralized competitive grants and education program operating in every state and territory.

Using Summer Cover Crops for Organic No-till Broccoli

SSARE funding helps South Carolina farmers control weeds through better cover crop mixes.

in funding since 1988
1,365 projects
funded since 1988

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.

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