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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
Managing Stress and Farmer Well-Being
Navigating financial and mental health crises can be a lonely road for farmers lacking social support and community resources. A Southern SARE project focusing on farmers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, identified key ways local communities, agencies and organizations could work together to better serve farmers in distress.Learn More About the Project
Using Aerated Compost Tea as a Fertilizer Alternative in Organic Vegetable Production
LEESBURG, Virginia – With the rising costs of fertilizers, farmers are seeking alternative options to supplement soil health for crops. One microgreens farmer in Virginia is testing the validity of aerated compost tea as a viable option for small-scale vegetable growers, especially for those who wish to pursue organic production practices. In a two-year Southern […]
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.
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.
I would like to thank the SARE program for funding my project to expand the possible economic potential yaks can bring to small acreage farms and larger beef producers. This project has brought together a half dozen agricultural specialists from Morehead State University and the University of Kentucky to work on issues concerning yak husbandry. The entire project and where it is leading is exciting.