The grants summary  includes a project highlight, a breakdown of funding by SARE project type, the total funding for the state since 1988 and state grant recipients.

Featured: High Tunnel Pest Exclusion System (HTPE)

Alabama Cooperative Extension has developed a series of bulletins that highlight research data and field observations about the success of shade cloths as a more permanent barrier system around the high tunnels. These high tunnel pest exclusion (HTPE) systems are one of the best relatively low-cost pest preventive practices available to producers in the Southeast.

The goal of this system is to PREVENT insect pest establishment and reduce the overall pest pressure. The goal is NOT to exclude ALL pests or beneficial insects. In other words, an ideal HTPE system should have a good balance of stopping pest species while allowing beneficial insects to colonize the plants.

State Contacts

Alabama’s SARE State Coordinators are vital for expanding sustainable agriculture training for Extension, NRCS, and other agricultural professionals, who will then help producers transition to a more sustainable agriculture.

Ayanava Majumdar

Ayanava Majumdar

Extension Entomologist, Peanuts & Vegetables
Auburn University/Alabama Extension
Rudy Pacumbaba

Rudy Pacumbaba

Extension Specialist
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Franklin Quarcoo

Franklin Quarcoo

Assistant Professor of Entomology & Extension IPM
Tuskegee University


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The Alabama SARE program is facilitated through a joint collaboration between Auburn University, Alabama A&M University and Tuskegee University. Alabama SARE partners with researchers, extension faculty, producers, and community organizers to research and implement the best science-based practices available in all aspect's of Alabama's agricultural system.

in funding since 1988
89 projects
funded since 1988

Organic weed management field day

Professional Development Program

Within each state, agricultural educators work directly with farmers and ranchers to further sustainable agriculture production and marketing practices. Through a program called the Professional Development Program (PDP), SARE state ag coordinators provide support for sustainable agriculture education and outreach strategies.

SARE Fellows Tour

Fellows Program

SARE and the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) offer the Sustainable Agriculture Fellows Program, which enhances Cooperative Extension personnel’s understanding of sustainable agriculture and provides broad-based, national exposure to successful and unique sustainable agriculture programs.