Farmer-driven innovations in agriculture that improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life.Learn More About Western SARE and Sustainable Agriculture
Graduate Student Proposal Deadline Changed
The Deadline for the Graduate Student Research & Education grant proposals has changed to FEBRUARY 22, 2022.Information about Graduate Student grants
Stories from the West
Grassland Restoration in the Desert Southwest
Early settlers’ descriptions of southeast Arizona told of uninterrupted grassland stretching from one mountain range to another. That’s changed. Today much of that land has been invaded by mesquite and other woody shrubs and the ecological services provided by the grassland – including water recharge into the underground aquifers – has been diminished. One reason […]
About Western SARE
SARE is built on a foundation of respect for agricultural producers - the idea that farmers and ranchers know best what does and does not work on the land. Indeed, farmers and ranchers initiate many SARE research projects and are involved in nearly all of them as consultants or research coordinators. The bottom line: SARE supports high quality research and education in sustainable agriculture with minimum overhead.
Farmers are very interested now, and the ag professionals who have gone through the training are educating farmers in the practice.