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Making Fish Waste Compost
Dale Snyder, co-owner of Sweetgrass Garden Co-op on Johns Island, S.C., discusses the process used to make fish waste compost. The co-op conducted a Southern SARE-funded study over the summer to determine if fish waste makes a good organic compost for vegetable production. Dale Snyder with Sweetgrass Garden Co-op in South Carolina discusses the results […]
Sweetpotato Production for Kentucky
This 16-page guidebook, produced by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, covers all aspects of sweetpotato production in Kentucky. Topics include variety selection, production techniques, insect and disease management, harvesting, storage, marketing, and budgets. Full of colorful photos and helpful charts, this publication is designed to be a comprehensive guide for […]
Cucumber Anthracnose in Florida
A fact sheet developed by University of Florida on the symptoms, causal organism, disease cycle and management of cucumber anthracnose. The publication was developed from the results of a SSARE-funded study that addressed plant diseases in organic farming systems by targeting soil health as a fundamental principle in achieving a healthy cucumber crop.
2021 Producer Grant Program Announcement
GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program has announced the funded projects for the 2021 Producer Grant Program. The SSARE Producer Grant program was established in 1994 to give farmers the opportunity to conduct their own research projects. The program is intended to help farmers and ranchers develop sustainable production and […]
Southern SARE Hires 1862 Land-Grant Liaison
Griffin, GA - Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) announces the hiring of University of Kentucky plant pathologist Paul Vincelli as its 1862 Land-Grant Liaison. Lee Meyer, extension professor emeritus at University of Kentucky’s Department of Agricultural Economics, held the long-standing position until his retirement in December 2020. Vincelli will serve as the lead […]
Southern SARE Announces the 2021 On-farm Research Grants
GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program has announced the funded projects for the 2021 On-Farm Grant Program. Southern SARE has long supported farmers in their efforts to develop new and innovative sustainable agriculture practices. On-Farm Research Grants provide opportunities for agriculture professionals working directly with farmers and ranchers. These grants […]
2021 Professional Development Program Grants Announcement
GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program has announced the funded projects for the 2021 Professional Development Program Grants. Southern SARE’s Professional Development Program Grants, known as train-the-trainer grants, are available to help further education and outreach strategies for agriculture professionals and agriculture educators who work directly with farmers and ranchers. […]
Southern SARE Announces the 2021 Research and Education Grants
GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program has announced the funded projects for the 2021 Research and Education Grant Program. Southern SARE’s Research and Education Grants are the flagship grants of the program. They were the first grants offered when the program was launched in 1988, and were the only sustainable […]
Texas A&M Researchers Identify Ideal Cover Crop Species for Southeast Texas
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Under the right conditions, cover crops are a tool for improvement. After harvesting a crop like cotton or grain sorghum, a cover crop rotation can increase soil organic matter, recycle nutrients, prevent erosion and suppress weeds. Even though farmers and ranchers across the Southeast have seen these benefits and moved towards […]
Closed Loop Mushroom Production on Waste Substrate
Asheville Fungi is a mycological supply, sterile lab and grow facility whose goal is to grow edible and medicinal mushrooms on waste substrates that would otherwise end up in landfills. In a SSARE-funded Producer Grant project, the company compared four waste substrates (coffee grounds, cacao shells, soy dust and husks and malt grain fines and […]
Case Study: Kentucky Mobile Poultry Processing Unit
A case study and accompanying video of Kentucky's Mobile Poultry Processing Unit to aid small farmers who want to raise poultry for market, but have nowhere to process their birds.
Private Landowners Guide to Forest Certification in the South
"Private Landowners' Guide to Forest Certification in the South," developed by the LSU Ag Center and Mississippi State University Extension, helps forest landowners understand forest certification.
2021 SSARE Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals Now Open
GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) program has released the 2021 Call for Proposals for Graduate Student Grants. Southern SARE Graduate Student Grants are open to Master’s and PhD students, enrolled at accredited institutions across the Southern region, who are interested in exploring areas of sustainable agriculture through quantitative and […]
Southern SARE Publishes the Annual Index Report
GRIFFIN, Georgia – The 2020 Index, Southern SARE’s annual report of active grant-funded projects, has been published. The Index Report highlights grant-funded projects and lists all on-going grant projects from across Southern SARE’s grant programs. These grant programs are divided into five categories; Research & Education, Professional Development Program, Graduate Student, Producer and On-Farm Research. […]
Amid Natural Disasters, Pandemic Training Program Helps Small Farmers
On the Northern coast of Puerto Rico, 50 miles west of San Juan, the city of Arecibo and surrounding area is home to some of the world’s most fertile soil and diverse farmland. A series of earthquakes and hurricanes have struck the island in recent years, damaging critical farming infrastructure like buildings, roads, irrigation equipment […]
Soil Management Course Brings Healthier Soil to Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Healthy soil plays an important role in the economic and environmental sustainability of farms. While awareness for the benefits of healthy soil has increased in recent years, a lack of technical and financial information on some beneficial soil management practices has limited adoption in Tennessee. To solve this, Jason de Koff at […]
The 2020 Southern SARE Large Systems Grant is Released.
The Southern Sustainable Research and Education Program has announced its 2020 Large Systems Grant award. The project will create a group of 1890 Universities and farmer cooperators to conduct large systems research on sustainable meat goat production and marketing. Large systems research is designed to increase our understanding of the complex relationships between parts in […]
SARE Offering Free Webinar on the Graduate Student Grant Program
GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program will be holding a free webinar on December 15 for Master’s and PhD students interested in learning more about and applying for Graduate Student Grants. Graduate Student Grant program coordinators from each SARE region (Southern, Western, Northeast and North Central) will present an in-depth, […]
Southern SARE Seeking Nominations to Fill Vacant Producer Seat on the Administrative Council
GRIFFIN, Georgia -- Interested in sustainable agriculture and are looking to have an impact on sustainable agriculture practices in your community? The Southern SARE program gives producers the opportunity to serve on the Administrative Council and provide a “voice” for the direction of sustainability across the Southern region. Southern SARE is seeking a producer to […]
Black Harvest Series Supports Black Producers in the South.
Moderated by the Tuskegee Public Dialogue Team in partnership with the Carver Integrative Sustainability Center, the Black Harvest Series is a forum for open and honest conversation. Built as a three-part series, each segment of the forum is sponsored by Southern SARE and Tuskegee University. Each part of the series will host groups who support […]