Type: North Central SARE From the Field Profile
NCR-SARE developed a Diversity Goals Narrative to clarify NCR-SARE’s goals for its new diversity initiative and initiated a special call for the Diversity Research and Education Grant Program.The special call for the Diversity Research and Education Grant Program’s purpose was to fund people and/or projects that could help NCR-SARE reach and work with underserved audiences to improve agricultural sustainability in the region.
Type: North Central SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product
For the first time Ohio’s new and beginning farmers have an entire Web site dedicated to their unique information needs, designed to make it easier for them to find the services and resources they seek. The Web site URL is www.beginfarmingohio.org.
This website represents the collaborative efforts of: the Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy; Ohio Department of Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture; Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA); the Organic Food and Farming Education & Research Program of the Ohio State University Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center; and the Ohio State University Extension. These entities, working together as Begin Farming Ohio, aim to build Ohio’s capacity to provide, expand, enhance, and sustain services to beginning farmers.
This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture. Available only online.
In Creating Change in the Food System, the authors present a case study of an integrated effort to build long-term local and regional food commerce in Iowa using a community of practice approach.
Renowned experts' articles, essays and poems offering historical and contemporary Black perspectives on sustainable agriculture.
Graduate student's research on agriculture at the rural-urban interface has profound implications for government farm policy.
Type: North Central SARE Promotional Product
A growing group of people are interested in getting more local foods into the hands of consumers -- and providing additional marketing channels for farmers to produce sustainable, local foods. “Scaling Up” local food refers to the process of building the system necessary to make local food available to a wider segment of the population than currently possible. NCR-SARE has supported research and education in some of the key challenge areas to scaling up local foods including agricultural production, storage and transportation, and marketing and sales.
Type: Northeast SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product
Local Harvest: A Multifarm CSA Handbook offers straightforward guidance on cooperative marketing, an innovative practice that is helping CSAs stay strong and viable over the long term.
A 16-page bulletin intended to be a resource for agricultural educators, heads of community development and agricultural organizations, government agency staff and others who want to better connect with and improve the lives of farmers and ranchers who remain hard to reach.
Down a winding country road in Garnett, Kansas stands the Bauman farm, where agriculture is a family affair. Upon purchasing the farm in 2001, the family’s first farm venture was to raise pastured chickens and livestock. Today, the Baumans sell about 7,000 broiler chickens each year and an average 350 dozen eggs a week.
With the help of a grant from the NCRSARE Farmer Rancher grant program, the Baumans experimented with pasturing different species of animals in the same area. With the “pasture stacking” project, the family increased their broiler chickens’ average weight by 50 percent.
Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product
This Extension educator curriculum focuses on successful strategies for increasing the adoption of sustainable practices on reservation lands.
Across the region, farmers are planting cover crops, method of revitalizing soil, curbing erosion, and managing pests. Steve Sutera, an Extension educator at South Dakota State University (SDSU), saw an opportunity to bring together Bon Homme County’s Extension service, FFA Chapter, 4-H Club, and ongoing research at SDSU.
For decades, John Allen has helped farmers develop business skills and strategies, improving their profitability and helping to revitalize rural communities.
Type: National SARE Promotional Product
Order an entire set of SARE Outreach books and bulletins for one low price.
Hailing from small vegetable farms, cattle ranches and grain farms covering thousands of acres, the producers in The New American Farmer, 2nd edition have embraced new sustainable approaches to agriculture.
In one complete volume, this must-have resource for direct market producers covers the latest tips and trends from leading-edge sellers, managers and market planners all over the country.
Will Allen is using innovative soil-building techniques and educational programs to lead the way in urban agriculture.
Type: North Central SARE Multimedia
Community CROPS's Growing Farmers Training Program received an NCR-SARE Research and Education Grant to bring together existing farmers, extension staff, and area farm training programs to help beginning farmers successfully grow increasingly larger amounts of food and market it locally. This video features staff from Community CROPS talking about the program.
Type: Online Course/Curriculum
A collection of online curricula for K-12 youth education in sustainable agriculture.
This full-color book profiles 50 inspiring young people—one from every state—who are revitalizing rural America with new enterprises.
SARE produces an extensive library of books, bulletins and online resources for farmers, ranchers, and educators.
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