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  • Fellows Program
    Western SARE Logo About Us How We Work Administrative Council SARE Staff Western SARE Goals State Coordinators What is Sustainable Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Home Professional Development Program Fellows Search for Excellence Programs Fellows Program Professional Development Program Apply for a PDP Grant Materials for State Coordinators About the PDP State Coordinators State and Protectorate Pages Regional Extension Survey Results Fellows Search for Excellence Programs Fellows Program Search for Excellence Fellows Program Apply for a PDP Grant Materials for State Coordinators About the PDP State Coordinators State and Protectorate Pages Regional Extension Survey Results Fellows Search for Excellence Programs Fellows Program Search for Excellence 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 Fellows Program The SARE NACAA Sustainable Agriculture Fellows program provides a training opportunity that enhances understanding of sustainable agriculture and provides broad based national exposure to successful and unique sustainable agriculture programs Participating fellows are better able to create new programs that meet the needs of their local clientele The program aims to Enhance selected fellows capability to deliver sustainable agriculture programs Develop NACAA leaders committed to sustainable agriculture who can share their knowledge Increase agricultural professionals awareness of program opportunities and concepts of sustainable agriculture Recognize NACAA members who are leaders in the development and adoption of sustainable agriculture A series of seminars exposes the fellows to sustainable farming and ranching systems with a focus on basic sustainable agriculture strategies and how they work in the field Fellows also visit selected farms and ranches to view firsthand the sustainable agriculture principles studied in the classroom About the Fellows Every year since 2007 this

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  • Sustainable Agriculture Resources and Programs for K-12 Youth
    PDP Grant Materials for State Coordinators About the PDP State Coordinators State and Protectorate Pages Regional Extension Survey Results Fellows Search for Excellence Programs Conferences Pacific Island Conference Ag Infrastructure National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health Subregional Stakeholder Conferences Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Water Conference Western SARE Event Calendar News from the West Newsletters Join Our Mailing List For the Media Western SARE Logo About Us How We Work Administrative Council SARE Staff Western SARE Goals State Coordinators What is Sustainable Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Home Learning Center Courses and Curricula Sustainable Agriculture Resources and Programs for K 12 Youth Sustainable Agriculture Resources and Programs for K 12 Youth Looking for something different Search the Learning Center Back to Search Results Sustainable Agriculture Resources and Programs for K 12 Youth Online Version Free Download File 658 55 kB This 20 page PDF guide to sustainable agriculture oriented educational opportunities for schoolchildren features more than 50 programs and curricula nationwide from Growing Minds a program linking the garden and agriculture in Appalachia to French Fries and the Food System a year round curriculum focusing on ways youth can better understand land and local food systems Updated in 2015 Available only online Includes direct links program contact information and ideas for integrating lessons into school programs Product specs Format Manuals Guides Project Products Year 2015 Length 19 Pages Location North Central Northeast South West How to order Online Version Free Download File 658 55 kB Only available online Tags Sustainable Communities Youth Education Related Resources The Small Ruminant Toolbox Creating Farmer Networks A Toolkit for Promoting Vibrant Farm Communities Farm Internship Handbook Oregon Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management Publication Read Western SARE s From the Field publication Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management This report highlights four successful Western SARE

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  • The Small Ruminant Toolbox
    Income Opportunities with Sheep and Goats Integrated Parasite Management in Small Ruminants Nutrition of the Ewe and Lamb Small Ruminant Health Targeted Grazing Teeth Tags and a TSE Additional presentations are available at www slideshare net schoenian presentations Tennessee Master Meat Goat Producers Program The Tennessee Master Meat Goat Producers Program is generously shared here by Dr An Peischel It consists of two main components a large manual and a number of PowerPoint presentations These complement each other Manual Tennessee Master Meat Goat Producers Manual PDF The chapters of the manual correspond to the chapters noted on the PowerPoint presentations look in the manual for expanded information to supplement the presentations The contents of the manual are listed in the same document as the presentation list below This manual includes information on topics not included in the NCAT manual and NCAT is pleased to be able to provide it to you here Presentations Tennessee Master Meat Goat Producers DO NOT MODIFY use as needed please give credit Listed below are chapters as the presentation is named and the title of the presentation These presentations may be used in their entirety and may be shared as a tutorial they may not be modified A description of each presentation is here Chapter 1 Marketing Chapter 2 Business and Financial Planning and Management for Meat Goat Operations Chapter 2 Goats Value Added Products Chapter 2 Introduction to Value Added Goat Products Chapter 3 Health Chapter 4 Nutrient Management in Mixed Specie Pastures for Goats Chapter 4 Forages Chapter 4 Forage Considerations for the Goat Herd Chapter 5 Silvopasture in Southeast Chapter 5 Introduction to Silvopasture Chapter 6 Understanding Genetics for Use in Goat Production Chapter 7 Reproductive Management of Meat Goat Operations Chapter 8 Nutrition Chapter 9 Part 1 Meat Goat Carcass Merit Chapter 9 Part 2 Meat Goat Carcass Fabrication Chapter 10 Environmental Factors Affect Nutrient Requirements for Goats Chapter 11 Meat Goat Structures Equipment Chapter 12 Predators and Predation The chapters of the manual correspond to the chapters noted on the PowerPoint presentations look in the manual for expanded information to supplement the presentations Small Ruminant Resource Manual At 978 pages the Small Ruminant Resource Manual is a very large PDF It s best to open and view the Manual with Adobe Reader version 6 or later If you do not have the right version the program is available for free here www adobe com products reader html The book is navigated with bookmarks and arranged by chapters Click on the sign beside a chapter name to show all the articles within the chapter then click on the article title to jump directly to that article Each chapter opens with a list of contents and closes with a list of additional resources Page numbers of the PDF are provided beside each title in the table of contents to assist you in finding and printing a particular article ATTRA publications are also available by calling 1 800 346 9140 or online at

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  • Books, Guidebooks, and Manuals
    the tourism industry and the tourist experience Download File 11 26 MB Farm Internship Handbook Oregon Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product This handbook is designed to provide helpful hints to improve the quality of on farm internships Download File 3 89 MB Grower Track and Trace Handbook and Videos Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product Circle Fresh Farms is a network of small to medium sized greenhouses producing certified organic fresh vegetables In order to remain competitive and compliant with emerging expectations to provide farm to consumer product tracking systems Circle Fresh needed to create a product track and trace system that was compatible with industry standards and also accessible in cost and complexity for smaller producers After extensive assessment of the circumstances resource constraints and operational dynamics of this diversity of producers PTI Print and Circle Fresh developed a system that successfully implemented both product tracking and inventory management and financial system integration As part of the implementation of the pilot program Circle Fresh has also developed a step by step track and trace implementation handbook for small to medium scale producers and a series of on line video tutorials to guide producers through all of the major steps in establishing a successful track and trace system Download File 3 61 MB Habitat Management in Vineyards Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product This manual explores practical steps to restore agricultural biodiversity at the field and landscape level thus breaking the monoculture nature of vineyards and reducing their ecological vulnerability The most obvious advantage of diversification is a reduced risk of crop failure due to invasions by unwanted species and subsequent pest infestations The manual focuses on ways in which increased plant biodiversity can contribute to stabilizing pest population by creating an appropriate ecological infrastructure within and around vineyards Download File 14 61 MB Livestock Mortality Composting Manual Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product Mortality management threatens the sustainability of livestock production in many ways Composting mortalities is an alternative that holds promise for the achievement of environmental protection economic sustainability and job creation Incluye los recursos en español Download File 2 46 MB Metropolitan Foodshed Toolkit Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product A toolkit of strategies to support the evolution of a sustainable Portland Metropolitan Foodshed Download File 3 70 MB On Farm Internship Training Binder Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product The Placer Ag Futures Project was conceived as a response to critical issues affecting local agricultural sustainability This project was intended to help grow a new crop of agricultural professionals that are trained in sustainable agricultural practices One part of the Ag Futures Project was the on farm internship training The summer internship program consisted of an intensive three day pre internship training a training binder and a nine week rotating internship working with producers of different commodities The internship started with a three day training program developed and delivered by producers and University of California Cooperative Extension Farm Advisors

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  • Curriculum
    Infrastructure National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health Subregional Stakeholder Conferences Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Water Conference Western SARE Event Calendar News from the West Newsletters Join Our Mailing List For the Media Western SARE Logo About Us How We Work Administrative Council SARE Staff Western SARE Goals State Coordinators What is Sustainable Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Home Learning Center SARE Project Products Curriculum Curriculum Curriculum Agritourism Training Materials Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product This curriculum was designed to provide detailed training resources for agricultural professionals and farmers interested in expanding their income sources and entering the agritourism industry Living on the Land Stewardship for Small Acreages Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product One of the most comprehensive and adaptable curricula in the country for training natural resource professionals to in turn teach small acreage landowners how to care for their soil air and water while maximizing the land s value Organic Conservation Training This is a collaborative project to build the capacity of conservation professionals to assist organic and transitional farmers in planning and implementing conservation practices through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program Organic Initiative The following guides were created by Oregon Tilth for use by NRCS staff in the Western Region Specific states covered are Idaho Nevada California and Oregon Organic Seed Soils and Sustainable Business Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product This project provided agricultural professionals with more knowledge of organic seed soil management and sustainable business practices From the trainings a webinar and tutorial were developed People of the Land Sustaining American Indian Agriculture in Idaho Nevada Oregon and Washington 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 Download File 25

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  • E3A Energy Efficiency and Alternatives
    Work Administrative Council SARE Staff Western SARE Goals State Coordinators What is Sustainable Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Home Learning Center SARE Project Products E3A Energy Efficiency and Alternatives E3A Energy Efficiency and Alternatives E3A Energy Efficiency and Alternatives E3A provides free downloadable fact sheets links to resources and more to help you explore small renewable energy systems for your farm ranch or home Anaerobic Digesters E3A Energy Education for Producers Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product This fact sheet series explores the applications and benefits of on farm anaerobic digestion to convert animal waste to energy Biodiesel E3A Energy Education for Producers Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product This fact sheet series examines biodiesel from oilseed processing to biodiesel conversion consumer issues and economics Farm Energy Audits E3A Energy Education for Producers Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product Efficient use of energy becomes very important with rising energy costs The purpose of this publication is to give tips on ways to reduce costs for your operation Home Energy E3A Energy Education for Producers Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product This series includes suggested ways of improving the energy efficiency of your home Micro Hydroelectricity E3A Energy Education for Producers Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product This module focuses on micro hydroelectricity micro hydro designed for homeowners and agricultural operators to reduce purchased electricity use Small Wind E3A Energy Education for Producers Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product This series explores the applications and benefits of small wind It is designed to help you understand both the benefits and limitations of small wind before you buy a system Solar Electricity E3A Energy Education for Producers Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product This series explores generating electricity from the sun including the considerations

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  • Fact Sheets
    Hawaii Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product The basis for this project was to show that grapes could again become a viable crop for Hawaii growers at low elevations This addition of a crop in demand by chefs could greatly contribute to small farm sustainability The history and horticultural needs are outlined in this extension publication as are basic marketing needs and nutritional information Download File 5 83 MB Integrating Small Goat Herd Production with Fruits and Vegetable Production Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product This report resulted from a project in Hawaii with the purpose to develop a diversified production system by integrating the farm s goat production enterprise into a crop production enterprise where both goats and crops benefit from each other Download File 815 20 kB Large Raspberry Aphid Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product Large raspberry aphid is notable as a vector of viruses in Rubus including Raspberry leaf mottle virus RLMV semi persistent and Raspberry latent virus RpLV persistent in red raspberry and Black raspberry necrosis virus BRNV non persistent in black raspberry These viruses are to blame for decreased cane vigor and field decline requiring frequent replanting as well as crumbling fruit symptoms in red raspberry Download File 1 57 MB Managing for Wild Bees Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product Pollination is a critical component of the crop production cycle directly contributing to reproductive success for pollinator dependent crops Graduate student Hillary Sardinas evaluated the ability of hedgerow restorations to augment hybrid sunflower pollination by the native bee community She also investigated whether rates of nesting were increased in fields adjacent to hedgerows as well as whether the presence of hedgerows enhanced the diversity and abundance of the native bee community at different distances into fields Download File 888 07 kB Manure Composting for Livestock and Poultry Production Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product This Montana State University publication addresses medium to large scale composting as a management option for animal producers in cold semi arid environments Download File 1 22 MB Minimizing Nitrogen Loss After Fertilization Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product When nitrogen fertilizers are applied to the soil surface a significant amount can evaporate into the air if certain management practices aren t used To reduce this nitrogen volatilization researchers at Montana State University MSU used a SARE grant to research its impacts on yields in addition to management practices that can be used to reduce nitrogen loss Semiochemical Based Trapping Method for Weevil Pests on Guam Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product Semiochemical based trapping methods were developed for the control of the banana weevil Cosmopolites sordidus the New Guinea sugarcane weevil Rhabdoscelus obscurus and the sweetpotato weevil Cylas formicarius Coleoptera Curculionidae Photos of trapping systems as well as trapping dates were collected and developed into an instruction manual along with the developed methods Download File 1 43 MB Specialty Crop Production in High Tunnels Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product

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  • Tools and Calculators
    Materials for State Coordinators About the PDP State Coordinators State and Protectorate Pages Regional Extension Survey Results Fellows Search for Excellence Programs Conferences Pacific Island Conference Ag Infrastructure National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health Subregional Stakeholder Conferences Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Water Conference Western SARE Event Calendar News from the West Newsletters Join Our Mailing List For the Media Western SARE Logo About Us How We Work Administrative Council SARE Staff Western SARE Goals State Coordinators What is Sustainable Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Home Learning Center SARE Project Products Tools and Calculators Tools and Calculators Tools and Calculators Estimating Plant Available Nitrogen Release from Cover Crops Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product This Oregon State University fact sheet explains the basics of plant available nitrogen PAN when to kill cover crops for the maximum PAN benefit step by step instructions on how to perform site specific measurements to predict PAN from your cover crop and case studies from the Willamette Valley Organic Fertilizer and Cover Crop Calculator Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product This free online tool compares the nutrient value and cost of cover crops organic and synthetic fertilizers and compost Use this Excel Calculator to develop well balanced and cost effective nutrient management programs for your farm Sheep Grazing Alfalfa Economic Tool Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product This program was developed from current research for sheep and alfalfa producers as an economic decision and support tool Small Scale Biogas Technology Type Western SARE Grantee Produced Info Product This website has information on technology for turning organic waste into biogas for small scale on farm energy applications Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management Publication Read Western SARE s From the Field publication Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management This report highlights four successful Western

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