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

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Our Impact

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.

$73
million
in funding since 1988
1,208 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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