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Stories about Successful Projects
Adapting to a Changing Climate
Western SARE has released our 28-page publication, Adapting to a Changing Climate: How Western SARE is Meeting the Needs of a Warming West. More and more, and louder and louder, farmers and ranchers are telling Western SARE that climate change is here and hampering their ability to produce the food and fiber we all depend on. Looking back through the grant proposals we’ve received and the projects we’ve funded, the trends are clear. Before 2005, the number of proposals focused on climate change was in the single digits annually. From 2006 to 2016 it was in the teens. Since then, the number has grown into the 20s and 30s. This report highlights just a sample of the innovative climate-related projects we have funded and research we’ve supported. As you’ll see, it’s as varied and diverse as the American West itself. Read 16 stories about Farms and Drought; Forests and Fires; Pacific Islands and Sea Levels; and Rangelands and Ranching.Download or Order Report
Seeking AC Member Applications
Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education is seeking applicants from qualified individuals to sit on our Administrative Council. Considering applying? Learn more and fill out our on-line application.Learn More
Listen to Latest EpisodeFresh Growth: Approaches to a More Sustainable Future from Western Ag Practitioners introduces you to farmers and ranchers from around the western United States who are finding innovative sustainable practices that enrich the natural resources we all care about. These successful multi-generational operations experiment with new ideas and are making it pay. Listen in as they tell their story and provide advice for young or beginning farmers.
Stories from the West
Seeing Western Ag Issues in Every Grant Proposal
The most important function Western SARE performs is providing grant funding to support agriculture and rural communities in the American West. The importance of that financial support – to university researchers, Extension professionals and farmers and ranchers looking to improve their own operations and help their neighbors – cannot be overstated. The numbers bear that […]
About Western SARE
Western SARE provides competitive grants and educational opportunities in Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Federated States of Micronesia, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Northern Marianas Islands, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Farmers are very interested now, and the ag professionals who have gone through the training are educating farmers in the practice.