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Our Farms, Our Future Podcast: Building Resilience

The latest episode of SARE’s Our Farms, Our Future podcast series features Laura Lengnick, a soil scientist and founder of Cultivating Resilience, LLC, a consulting firm that offers ecosystem-based climate risk management and planning services. Lengnick speaks with Donn Teske, a fifth-generation farmer in northeastern Kansas who is currently transitioning from cropping to cattle grazing on his […]

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Our Farms, Our Future Podcast: Protecting our Pollinators

The latest episode of SARE’s Our Farms, Our Future podcast series features Eric Lee-Mader, co-director of the Xerces Society pollinator program speaking with Rachel Coventry, beekeeper at Curtis Orchard and Pumpkin Patch in Illinois, about the relationships between crops and pollinator conservation in agriculture.  Listen to or download the episode now. “We’ve seen this ongoing trend of both hard years […] news sare-funding-in-your-state

SARE Funding in Your State

Since 1988, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has been a go-to USDA grant and outreach program for farmers, ranchers, researchers and educators who want to develop innovations that improve farm profitability, protect water and land, and revitalize communities. SARE has awarded nearly $273 million to more than 6,800 projects. Learn more about […]

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Our Farms, Our Future Podcast: Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide

The latest episode of SARE’s Our Farms, Our Future podcast features Becca Jablonski, assistant professor and food systems extension economist at Colorado State University, speaking with Charlie Jackson, the executive director of the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) in North Carolina, about diverse market channels and the impacts of interactions between farmers and consumers within […]

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Our Farms, Our Future Podcast: Finding a Catalyst for Change in Agriculture

Catapulting the sustainable agriculture movement into the mainstream takes more than telling corporations, communities and producers that being sustainable is the right thing to do. It requires demonstrating how sustainable practices can be scaled to improve the resilience and profitability of agriculture as a whole. On the latest episode of SARE’s Our Farms, Our Future […] news new-video-how-sare-supports-farmer-driven-sustainability

New Video: How SARE Supports Farmer-Driven Sustainability

There is no universal vision for agricultural sustainability in the United States—every region, every farm may require a different approach to improving livelihoods, protecting the nation’s land and water resources, and strengthening communities. Since its inception in 1988, the SARE program has supported a broad range of innovations in sustainability through its grassroots, farmer-driven grants […]

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Our Farms, Our Future Podcast: The Fight for Equal Rights in Agriculture

Barbara Norman and Savi Horne The latest episode of SARE’s Our Farms, Our Future podcast features Savi Horne, the executive director of the Land Loss Prevention Project in North Carolina in conversation with third-generation Michigan blueberry farmer Barbara Norman on breaking down barriers of entry for farmers of color as they fight for access to […] news building-internal-capacity-for-the-blackfeet-tribe-agricultural-resource-management-plan

Building Internal Capacity for the Blackfeet Tribe Agricultural Resource Management Plan

The Blackfeet Tribe, according to Loren BirdRattler, faces exciting and challenging times in terms of achieving food sovereignty through sustainable agriculture practices. An important undertaking in progress – the Blackfeet Agricultural Resource Management Plan (ARMP) – will change agricultural practices on the Blackfeet Reservation for many years to come, as well as the economic futures […] news nac-index-of-sare-funded-agroforestry-projects-now-online

NAC Index of SARE-Funded Agroforestry Projects Now Online

Photo credit: Shibu Jose, University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry Valuable SARE-funded agroforestry research is now even more accessible to producers and educators across the country thanks to a new online index created by the National Agroforestry Center (NAC) using data from the SARE project database. The NAC index allows users to search SARE-funded agroforestry […]

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Our Farms Our Future Podcast: Production on Pasture

Greg Brann and Robin Way The latest episode of SARE’S Our Farms, Our Future podcast series features two master livestock grazers who discuss the advantages and disadvantages of marketing and raising animals sustainably. Greg Brann runs grass-fed cattle and sheep on his 220-acre farm in southern Kentucky. Brann discusses his experiences raising animals with Robin Way, who […]

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Our Farms Our Future Podcast: Making a Difference–Teaching Sustainability

Xiaochi (Max) Ma and Krista Jacobsen This week’s episode of SARE’s Our Farms, Our Future podcast series features University of Kentucky professor and agroecologist Krista Jacobsen and Xiaochi (Max) Ma, a Washington State University graduate student, who share techniques for teaching undergraduates about emerging sustainable practices and their critical environmental impact. Listen to or download the […] news sare-nacaa-announce-2018-sustainable-agriculture-fellow-candidates

SARE, NACAA Announce 2018 Sustainable Agriculture Fellow Candidates

SARE and NACAA are proud to announce the induction of four leading Extension educators into the ranks of the SARE/NACAA Sustainable Agriculture Fellows Program. Announced in July at the 2018 National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in Chattanooga, Tenn., the new Fellow Candidates are: Jessica A. Kelton, Alabama Cooperative […] news our-farms-our-future-conference-proceedings-now-available-online

Our Farms, Our Future Conference Proceedings Now Available Online

“Thank you for organizing what turned out to be my favorite conference,” was one participant’s response to the Our Farms, Our Future Conference held by SARE and NCAT/ATTRA in April of this year. The three-day event featured over 35 different breakout sessions, bringing close to 110 speakers together to share their diverse ideas about the […] news new-improve-resilience-and-stability-with-farmers-guide-to-business-structures

New: Improve Resilience and Stability With Farmers’ Guide to Business Structures

Selecting the right business entity for your farm is like building the foundation of a house. Without the right foundation, the house will falter. Choosing an appropriate business structure encourages you to follow good business practices in accounting and decision-making, and it protects your personal assets should your farm get into financial trouble. SARE’s newest […]