Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

Grants and Education to Advance Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture
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Combing the Internet to discover the innovative resources and partners joining in the mission to create a more sustainable form of agriculture seems to yield fairly interesting, promising results quite fast. Another great site we’ve stumbled upon is the SARE site, which stands for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

Right smack in the middle of the site’s home page, readers are introduced to the following paragraph’s worth of information: “Every day, farmers and ranchers around the world develop new, innovative strategies to produce and distribute food, fuel and fiber sustainably. While these strategies vary greatly they all embrace three broad goals, or what SARE calls the 3 Pillars of Sustainability:

• Profit over the long term
• Stewardship of our nation’s land, air and water
• Quality of life for farmers, ranchers and their communities”

“There are almost as many ways to reach these goals as there are farms and ranches in America. To learn more, check out the award-winning What is Sustainable Agriculture?.” The link takes readers to a free, downloadable version of SARE’s award-winning twelve-page book of best practices in sustainable agriculture.” Interested in learning more? Get the free download now; the book includes profiles of sustainable agriculture pioneers, practitioners in the field who are advancing the cause. It’s a great resource to educate yourself with before applying for any grants that you can also find in this section of SARE’s site.

All in all, the SARE site appears to be a warehouse worth of valuable information on sustainable agriculture, and a great landing point on anyone’s quest for more research in the field. From the ABOUT US page on SARE‘s site, users can further venture down the rabbit hole, discovering more details about the grant program, the history of the organization, a Learning Center featuring books and videos, and the four distinct regions into which SARE has split the country, for greater manageability and impact regarding their cause.

If you pay a visit to the SARE site, or if you’ve been a grant recipient before and have benefited from the SARE program, please leave us a comment below and let us know the positive impact you’ve made in the world of sustainable agriculture. We’d love to hear about it!

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