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Southern SARE Staff Recognized as a Leader in Sustainable Agriculture

GRIFFIN, Georgia - Southern SARE is pleased to announce that Brennan Washington, our 1890 Land Grant Liaison and Limited-Resource/Minority Farmer Outreach Specialist, along with Gwendolyn Washington have been named recipients of the 2021 Barbara Petit Pollinator Award. This award from Georgia Organics acknowledges individuals with exceptional success advancing the Georgia Organics' mission of "Good Food […]

Organic Control of White Mold in High Tunnels

The fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum infects many of the cool-season crops produced in Kentucky. This SARE-funded video presents information on the high tunnel production system most commonly used in Kentucky; the disease cycle of S. sclerotiorum; and two control tactics compatible with national organic standards, solarization and biofumigation.

FAMACHA

FAMACHA is a diagnostic tool to help farmers identify parasite infection in small ruminants, allowing them to cut the cost of deworming agents by targeting treatments only to infected animals. Training is required before purchase.

Southern SARE Seeking Nominations for Sustainable Agriculture Leadership Program

GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is seeking nominations for its Sustainable Agriculture Leadership Program for summer 2021. The application deadline is June 1, 2021. The Sustainable Agriculture Leadership Program, launched last year, recognizes the community leadership contributions of historically underserved farmers and ranchers and the community groups and NGOs […]

SSARE Offering Free Webinar on Sustainable Agriculture Grant Opportunities for Agriculture Researchers

GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) program will be offering a free webinar this summer discussing its On-Farm Research Grants program. “Building Relationships Between Researchers and Farmers in Sustainable Ag” is designed for ag professionals in the Southern region interested in partnering with farmers/ranchers on sustainable agriculture research. On-Farm Research […]

2021 James Harrison Hill, Sr. Young Scholar Enhancement Grants

A select group of high school and undergraduate college students are helping further sustainable agriculture through a Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education grant program. The James Harrison Hill, Sr. Young Scholar Enhancement Grant Program is an extension of SSARE’s Research & Education Grants program, which allows researchers conducting SSARE-funded projects to partner with high […]

SSARE Offering Free Webinar on Sustainable Ag Grant Opportunities for Farmers

GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) program will be offering a free webinar this summer discussing its Producer Grants program. “Testing Sustainable Ag Ideas on the Farm” is designed for farmers, ranchers and farmer groups in the Southern region interested in sustainable agriculture research to learn more about SSARE’s Producer […]

Sustainable Food Systems for Georgia’s Agrarian Future

In Georgia, demand for local, sustainable food exceeds the supply, but a lack of infrastructure limits the development of a local, sustainable food system. Through a Southern SARE planning grant, the Georgia Sustainable Agriculture Consortium was formed to coordinate and leverage resources across the state of Georgia and to determine the necessary components of a […]

Mount Pleasant Local Food and Farm Assessment

Download the Mount Pleasant Local Food and Farm Assessment. The Town of Mount Pleasant Planning and Development Department and Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) collaborated to assess the needs and opportunities in Mount Pleasant, S.C. associated with developing a regional food system. To complete this assessment, they used qualitative and quantitative data on the region’s agricultural […]

Southern SARE Awards $1M Grant to Explore Regenerative Agriculture

Griffin, GA- The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program has announced a $1,000,000 Research and Education Grant, the largest awarded since the program launched in 1988.   The National Center for Appropriate Technology, the project lead, selected a systems research approach to identify practical and regionally-appropriate methods of regenerative grazing that can be implemented […]

Imidacloprid Residue in the Soil Harms Wild Bees

ATHENS, Georgia- New research funded by the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program and conducted at the University of Georgia shows that imidacloprid residue harms wild bees. In a first-of-its-kind study, Christine Fortuin, now a post-doctorate researcher at the University of Georgia, developed a more accurate understanding of the lethal and sublethal effects of […]

Southern SARE Releases 2022 Research & Education Grant Call for Pre-Proposals

GRIFFIN, Georgia -- The Southern region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has released its Call for Pre-proposals for the 2022 Research & Education Grants program. Applicants have a choice of whether they want to submit a systems research-based pre-proposal, or an education-based pre-proposal. Education-based grants are different than the Professional Development […]

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 […]