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.

$84
million
in funding since 1988
1,395 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.

yak

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.

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