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SSARE and COVID-19
Southern SARE recognizes the impacts of COVID-19 on grant work with farmers and the collective farming community. This information addresses concerns surrounding research and extension constraints.Read Article
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
New Online Training Tool is Available Free to Farmers
According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, 85% of new farm businesses fail within their first five years of production. Despite this, few programs exist to help develop the business and financial management skills needed to establish a successful farm business. After receiving feedback about the need for a program like […]
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.