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Young Scholar Research Projects Introduce Students to STEM and Social Sciences
GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Grant program (SSARE) is giving young researchers an opportunity to learn more about sustainable agriculture. Through the James Harrison Hill, Sr. Young Scholar Enhancement Grant program, high school and undergraduate students are working alongside researchers on SSARE-funded projects, ranging from pollinators to nutrient management to […]
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.