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  • About Southern SARE a USDA Grants Program
    Coordinator Tools SARE Travel About Us What is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel Can t find something Ask or send feedback SARE s mission is to advance to the whole of American agriculture innovations that improve profitability stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education SARE s vision is About Us The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program SARE was authorized as part of the 1985 Farm Bill and first funded in 1988 as LISA Low Input Sustainable Agriculture program The name was changed to SARE in the early 1990s to reflect the broader scope of the principles of sustainable agriculture and to express the dual mission of research and education From its inception the program s goal has been to support farmers researchers and educators as they explore practices that improve stewardship profitability and the social and economic health of farm communities The primary tools of the SARE program are grants which are offered annually to farmers researchers educators non profits community based organizations and community activists in the agricultural community Grants are not the only tools but grant funds are understood to be the chief lubricant in the development of new approaches and new ideas SARE seeks out innovation in sustainable agriculture and rewards grant applicants who offer up interesting potentially workable ideas The SARE program also emphasizes outreach and the dissemination of project results so that the grant program will have the widest possible benefits SARE s national outreach office is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture U S Department of Agriculture It operates under cooperative agreements with the University of Maryland and the University of Vermont Award Nos 2007 38640 03953 and 2007 47001 03782 to develop and disseminate

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  • What is Sustainable Agriculture?
    Our Mailing List Social Media Media Toolkit Southern SARE Logo Events Southern SARE Event Calendar Southern Region Cover Crops Conference National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health About Us What is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel Home Educational Resources SARE Program Materials National Program Materials What is Sustainable Agriculture What is Sustainable Agriculture Looking for something different Search the Learning Center Back to Search Results What is Sustainable Agriculture Online Version Free Download File 1 21 MB Print Version Free 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 A cattle rancher might divide his rangeland into paddocks in a rotational grazing system to better manage soil and water resources while improving animal productivity A field crop farmer might implement a rotation to break up pest cycles improve soil fertility and cut costs or use cover crops non cash crops grown for their benefit to the soil and ability to suppress weeds A fruit and vegetable grower might try a new marketing approach such as selling directly to restaurants in a nearby city to gain a larger share of the consumer food dollar No one recipe works on every farm and ranch But to give a flavor of sustainable agriculture at work we have profiled the sustainable operations of eight of SARE s many cream of

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  • About SSARE
    improve profitability stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education SARE s vision is History of SSARE There are four SARE regions Southern Northeast North Central and Western and a national SARE office in Washington D C The Southern SARE region is made up of Alabama Arkansas Florida Georgia Kentucky Louisiana Mississippi North Carolina Oklahoma South Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia Puerto Rico and the U S Virgin Islands To learn more about Southern SARE s involvement at the local level visit SARE in Your State Southern Region SARE is administered by a host consortium consisting of the University of Georgia and Fort Valley State University with staff located at the University of Georgia Griffin Campus Fort Valley State University and the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Oklahoma SSARE Vision and Mission SSARE s vision is an enduring American agriculture of the highest quality This agriculture is profitable protects the nation s land and water and is a force for a rewarding way of life for farmers and ranchers whose quality products and operations sustain their communities and society SSARE s mission is to advance to the whole of American agriculture innovations that improve profitability stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education History of SSARE 1980s University of Georgia initially served as the program s host institution beginning in 1988 Chuck Laughlin served as the program director for two years after which time the program moved to Louisiana State University William Brown served as the program director 1990s In 1993 the SSARE program was transferred back to University of Georgia where it currently remains Paula Ford served as the program director at UGA from 1993 to 1996 Rick Welsh took over as program director from 1997 to 1998 In 1999 Jeff Jordan became program director where he currently remains in the position The primary tools of the Southern SARE program are grants The original grants are the Research Education Grants SARE s flagship grants program to drive sustainability across the region In 1991 USDA and EPA established ACE Agriculture in Concert with the Environment grants with the intent on funding projects related to environmental benefits or reduction in environmental damage through the use of sustainable ag practices The first ACE grant was awarded in 1992 and the program lasted until 1996 In 1994 Southern SARE created the Professional Development Program to help drive sustainable ag education and outreach through the Cooperative Extension System The initial host institution for the Professional Development Program and the management of its grants was North Carolina State University Rick Crickenberger served as the program manager In 2003 the program moved to the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Oklahoma where it remains Jim Horne initially served as the program manager David Redhage currently holds the position In 1994 the Southern SARE program also added Producer Grants to recognize farmer contributions to sustainable ag research The first Producer Grant funded in the region was a project out

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  • About Southern SARE's leadership structure
    are brief and uncomplicated Back to top A closer look at other program tasks The AC is also responsible for setting program policy suggesting program improvements reviewing the allocation of funds and guiding overall program direction Each member is expected to serve on at least two standing committees and they may be asked to join a working or ad hoc subcommittee as program needs dictate The work of all committees is supported by regional staff although at times individual members have volunteered to do a great deal of work on projects that interest them AC members are also assigned grant projects to oversee Tracking a project usually means reviewing annual and final reports as they are sent in and referring problems that arise to the regional director Some AC members have even visited projects that particularly interested them but that is not required Back to top The Technical Review Committee The technical committee known as the TRC is a network of researchers farmers extension consultants NRCS personnel nonprofit representatives and a wide variety of other agricultural professionals As the name implies members are recruited for their specific expertise and the membership of the group tends to be large and fluid TRC members are not required to come to the two yearly AC meetings Instead they offer skill and support chiefly by reviewing and scoring grant proposals Because of the very large volume of proposals the SARE program receives the TRC acts as an important knowledge pool that the SARE program can draw on Technical committee members don t have a scheduled term of service and it is not unusual for a member of the technical committee to act first as a reviewer and then fill a vacancy on the administrative council Back to top The State Sustainable Agriculture Coordinators Each land grant institution in the region names a representative to serve as the state sustainable ag coordinators The role of the state coordinators is critical since they are responsible for the integration of the concepts of sustainable agriculture into daily outreach and extension practices Southern SARE offers an annual appropriation to each land grant for developing sustainable agriculture curricula for their extension staff Southern SARE State Coordinators oversee the professional development plan within their state and the SARE money that attaches to it State Coordinators normally attend a regional meeting in conjunction with the August AC meeting and educational tour This tour is normally planned by the state coordinator or AC member where the meeting is held The goal of the tour is to highlight successful farm practices educate both the AC and the State Coordinators and open up new avenues of discussion Back to top Introduction to Committees Since 1994 the Southern SARE Administrative Council has conducted its business through a structure of committees All AC agenda items originate with one of the seven current standing committees Communications This committee facilitates the communication of SARE projects and outreach success stories to promote sustainable agriculture and SARE in the Southern

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  • Contacts for Southern Region SARE
    Grants Grant Deadlines Apply for a Grant Proposal Budget Checklist Writing Your Grant Managing Your Grant Submitting Grant Reports Funded Grants in Your State Search Grant Projects Search the Database Grant Project Products Funded Grants in Your State Special Project Reports Professional Development Program SARE in Your State Apply for a PDP Grant State Ag Coordinators Funded Grants in Your State Fellows Search for Excellence Programs Educational Resources Books Bulletins Courses and Curricula Fact Sheets From the Field Multimedia Newsletters SARE Project Products SSARE Snapshots SARE Biennial Reports SANET SARE Program Materials Topic Rooms News and Media Press Releases Common Ground Newsletter Index Annual Report Join Our Mailing List Social Media Media Toolkit Southern SARE Logo Events Southern SARE Event Calendar Southern Region Cover Crops Conference National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health About Us What is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel Home About Us Contact SSARE About Us What is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE Southern SARE Staff Administrative Council State Ag Coordinators AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel Contact SSARE What is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE Southern SARE Staff Administrative Council State Ag Coordinators AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel Can t find something Ask or send feedback SARE s mission is to advance to the whole of American agriculture innovations that improve profitability stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education SARE s vision is Contact SSARE Contact Southern SARE with questions related to grants publications this website and when seeking general information about sustainable agriculture in the Southern region Southern SARE Staff Southern SARE staff are located at the University of Georgia Griffin campus Administrative Council Meet the current Administrative Council members

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  • Tools for AC and State Coordinators
    Social Media Media Toolkit Southern SARE Logo Events Southern SARE Event Calendar Southern Region Cover Crops Conference National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health About Us What is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel Home About Us AC State Coordinator Tools About Us What is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel AC State Coordinator Tools What is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel Can t find something Ask or send feedback SARE s mission is to advance to the whole of American agriculture innovations that improve profitability stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education SARE s vision is AC State Coordinator Tools Tools for helping the AC and State Coordinators in their SARE duties Administrative Council Tools How it Works A guide to proposal submission review and grant administration updated December 2015 Administrative Council Handbook updated July 2015 Administrative Council Duties updated January 2012 Bylaws revised August 2014 Tips for reviewing pre proposals Project Report Checklist for evaluating projects Archives of past Calls for Proposals State Coordinator Tools How it Works A guide to proposal submission review and grant administration State Coordinator Guide Your role as a SARE state coordinator Updated December 2015 Budget Checklist for Model State Program Training Program Budget Checklist for Model State Program Program Assistant Survey of State Coordinators 2005 Training Materials Materials for training agents in risk management for beef cattle forage production Materials for training in forage based production systems for direct marketed beef Grant Fact Sheets Research Education Large Systems Research Professional Development Program On Farm Research Graduate Student Producer Sustainable Community Innovation Power Point Presentations The presentations contain script

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  • SARE Travel
    Coordinators Funded Grants in Your State Fellows Search for Excellence Programs Educational Resources Books Bulletins Courses and Curricula Fact Sheets From the Field Multimedia Newsletters SARE Project Products SSARE Snapshots SARE Biennial Reports SANET SARE Program Materials Topic Rooms News and Media Press Releases Common Ground Newsletter Index Annual Report Join Our Mailing List Social Media Media Toolkit Southern SARE Logo Events Southern SARE Event Calendar Southern Region Cover Crops Conference National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health About Us What is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel Home About Us SARE Travel About Us What is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel SARE Travel What is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel Can t find something Ask or send feedback SARE s mission is to advance to the whole of American agriculture innovations that improve profitability stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education SARE s vision is SARE Travel Please read and follow the guidelines to ensure ALL requirements are met before submitting travel expense reimbursement If you travel for SARE state coordinators AC members TAC members etc In order to have expenses paid for SARE related trips that are not associated with a project follow the Travel Regulations and use the Travel Template and two copies of the Honorarium Form for reporting expenses As stated in the AC Handbook producers and NGO representatives are allowed 200 per day plus expenses when attending AC meetings or participating in the program at a PDP workshop or other SARE meetings If you travel for SARE as a scholarship recipient In order to have expenses paid by SARE follow

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  • Media Press Releases Common Ground Newsletter Index Annual Report Join Our Mailing List Social Media Media Toolkit Southern SARE Logo Events Southern SARE Event Calendar Southern Region Cover Crops Conference National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health About Us What is Sustainable Agriculture History of SSARE Advisory Leadership Contact SSARE AC State Coordinator Tools SARE Travel Home News and Media Press Releases 2016 Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals Now Open News and Media Press Releases Common Ground Newsletter Index Annual Report Join Our Mailing List Social Media Media Toolkit Southern SARE Logo 2016 Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals Press Releases Common Ground Newsletter Index Annual Report Join Our Mailing List Social Media Media Toolkit Southern SARE Logo Can t find something Ask or send feedback SARE s mission is to advance to the whole of American agriculture innovations that improve profitability stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education SARE s vision is 2016 Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals Now Open Candace Pollock cpollock SPAMFILTER uga edu 02 04 2016 GRIFFIN Georgia The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education SARE program has released the 2016 Call for Proposals for Graduate Student Grants Graduate Student Grants are one of the few sustainable agriculture research funding opportunities open to Ph D and Master s students at accredited institutions in the Southern region Proposal submission deadline is May 6 2016 at 5 p m EST Download the Call for Proposals on the Southern SARE website and carefully read the proposal application instructions All of the guidelines program goals review criteria and the submission process to apply for a Southern SARE Graduate Student Grant can be found within the Call for Proposals Research projects that address issues of sustainable agriculture of current and potential importance to

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