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  • Reports from the Field
    Coordinators What is Sustainable Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Home Learning Center SARE Biennial Reports SARE Biennial Reports Reports from the Field These SARE funded researchers in Montana teamed up with farmers to make wheat production more efficient profitable and sustainable SARE s biennial reports listed below include colorful snapshots of how SARE grantees across the country are changing American agriculture through innovations that improve profitability productivity community and environmental stewardship Or check out even more sustainable agriculture stories from the field Curious about a particular topic Search all SARE products in the Learning Center View all biennial reports 2015 2016 Report from the Field Type Biennial Report Read about SARE funded work in the areas of sustainable dairy cropping systems soil health assessments nutrient management cover crops beginning farmers pollinators technical assistance programs for women farmers and more This edition includes highlights of projects funded through the graduate student program and the highly regarded Sustainable Agriculture Fellowship a professional development program coordinated by SARE and NACAA Download File 2 12 MB Online Text Version Print Version Free 2013 2014 Report from the Field Type Biennial Report This edition includes profiles from around the country on cover crops conservation tillage nutrient management local food livestock mortality composting season extension and more Download File 2 07 MB Print Version Free 2011 2012 Report from the Field Type Biennial Report In 2011 SARE reached the milestone of having funded more than 5 000 sustainable agriculture research and education projects on farms and ranches large and small from Florida to Alaska to Guam This edition chronicles some of the program s recent cream of the crop grantees and their work Download File 10 96 MB Print Version Free 2009 2010 Report from the Field Type Biennial Report An award winning collection of

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  • SANET
    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 SANET SANET SANET SANET MG is a public discussion group maintained by SARE Outreach for the SARE program to facilitate sustainable agriculture information exchange Discussions focus on practical and philosophical topics associated with farming systems that are profitable environmentally sound and good for communities Messages can include newsletters announcements opinions and requests for information A typical posting to SANET MG is a question about a specific concept or practice posed by a subscriber Responses can be to the individual or to the group Participation in this group constitutes agreement to comply with the Terms of Use Please observe the SANET iquette Guidelines for participating in a responsible and courteous manner Join post or manage your settings at SANET MG Google Group SARE Outreach operates under a Cooperative Agreement with USDA NIFA to develop and disseminate information for the SARE program The views opinions expressed on SANET MG are solely the responsibility of the original sender and do not reflect the opinions or policies of SARE or the USDA In continuous operation since October 1991 SANET MG migrated to Google Groups on 10 1 2015 Archives prior to 10 1 2015 are currently unavailable Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management Publication Read Western SARE s From the Field publication Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management This report highlights four

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  • Topic Rooms
    Topic Rooms 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 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 Topic Rooms Topic Rooms Topic Rooms A SARE Topic Room is an organized collection of mostly SARE based multi media information on important topics in sustainable agriculture Click on any of the topics below to start learning NOTE Visiting some of the Topic Rooms below will take you to the SARE Nationwide website www sare org Cover Crops Cover crops are one of the best ways to improve soil health reduce off farm inputs and protect natural resources Find a wealth of educational materials developed out of decades of SARE funded cover crop research High Tunnels and Other Season Extension Techniques From low covers to high tunnels from hoop houses to greenhouses producers are finding ever more innovative ways to extend the growing season and their income stream Farm to Table Building Local and Regional Food Systems More and more farmers ranchers ag professionals community organizers and others are striving to reconfigure the nation s food system so more value stays in food producing communities Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management Publication Read Western SARE s From the Field publication Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management This report highlights four successful Western SARE funded projects addressing livestock grazing on rangelands and riparian areas

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  • Professional Development Program
    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 Professional Development 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 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 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 Professional Development Program The Western SARE Professional Development Program PDP begun in 1994 administers grants aimed at helping Cooperative Extension Service Natural Resource Conservation Service and other agricultural professionals within agencies and nonprofit organizations increase their understanding of and proficiency in sustainable agriculture The program strongly encourages cooperative learning opportunities involving both producers and professionals The program is based at the University of Wyoming with coordination from throughout the western region Members of the PDP team are Coordinator Jim Freeburn and Associate Coordinator Al Kurki Accounting Associate Joleen Pantier and Office Assistant Jill West Jim and April are headquartered in Torrington Wyoming at the Goshen County Resource Center Joleen is on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie and Al is near Helena Montana In addition the PDP staff works with 17 State Coordinators in the region s 13 states and four Pacific island protectorates The Western SARE Professional Development Program is committed to serving the educational needs of sustainable agriculture in the Western region If you have questions observations or concerns we want to hear them Please contact us Apply for a PDP Grant PDP Competitive Grants Program Call for Proposals and Application Materials for State Coordinators Downloadable sample forms intended as examples or templates for state protectoratecoordinators who use mini grants or travel scholarships as educational tools for agricultural professionals Job description can also be found here About the PDP The variety and breadth of PDP grants reflect the geographic and agricultural diversity of the far flung Western Region State Coordinators A state coordinator represents each of the thirteen states and four U S Pacific island protectorates that are part of the Western region The state coordinators assist in promoting sustainable agriculture locally through noncompetitive state grants operated through SARE s Professional Development Program and through promotion of SARE funded project results State and Protectorate Pages Short profiles of state protectorate educational activities products and outcomes in sustainable agriculture using Western SARE PDP funds Regional Extension Survey Results In 2005 and 2009 Western SARE conducted a study of Western state protectorate extension educators knowledge programming and information needs in sustainable agriculture This 2010 report shares the results of over 600 Extension

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  • Materials for State Coordinators
    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 Professional Development Program Materials for State Coordinators 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 Materials for State Coordinators 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 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 Materials for State Coordinators New updated mini grant and travel scholarship forms These downloadable forms are intended as examples or templates for state protectorate coordinators who use mini grants or travel scholarships as educational tools for agricultural professionals The state coordinator job description New to the state coordinator job Or just need a refresher or reminder about the tasks of a state coordinator This page describes the responsibilities and possibilities of this position The SARE PDP logic model is one of the cornerstones of planning and evaluation for PDP state and competitively funded projects Use this as directed in the Calls for Proposals CFPs The SARE PDP performance indicators list outlines what grantees are expected to measure and report in their projects It is a guide for applicants as well Simplified versions of this document will appear in future CFPs We here at Western SARE PDP consider these

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  • About the PDP
    of the far flung Western region A few examples To meet the unique needs of American Indian producers who live in remote locations and often do not have a qualified local contact they can work with one on one on business management the Building Business Management Capacity for American Indian Agricultural Businesses project will provide farm ranch business management and marketing training to Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program agents 1994 Tribal Colleges and non profit organizations working with tribes This will be accomplished through appropriate curriculum development two 3 5 day intensive workshops reaching 60 participants the creation of an on going network and the improved capacity of workshop participants work closely with American Indian producers In Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands plant disease diagnostic services were once provided by specialists in plant pathology but are now being shifted to agricultural professionals with little formal training in plant pathology At the same time these island agricultural communities face numerous plant diseases due to the tropical climate movement of nearly two million tourists and residents and importation of produce Thus the Plant Disease Diagnostic Training for Agricultural Professionals in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands project is underway to provide plant diagnostic training and support for those engaged in providing advice to producers of agronomic and horticultural crops Farmers in the far west who have adopted high residue farming at low rates are looking at needs for water conservation building soil quality increased overhead sprinkler irrigation and increased focus on controlling erosion This is prompting more rapid adoption of high residue farming in the west Extension and NRCS field personnel must adapt systems used in other regions to the West s different climates crops and soils The leaders of High Residue Farming in the Irrigated Far West have brought 21 Extension and NRCS representatives together from AZ CA ID NM OR and WA for a two day conference to discuss the challenges of doing this how best they can help each other and how best to reach farmers The participants have formed a network with a central website a listing of people and active projects and news sharing resource As agriculture is uniquely vulnerable to the changes in climate predicted in the coming years it is crucial that ag professionals from NRCS Cooperative Extension and Resource Conservations Districts have the training and practical tools on climate change adaption in order to deliver current information to farmers and ranchers The project Farming Strategies for Coping with Climate Change convened three workshops in California for at total of 90 ag professionals from 18 counties produced four fact sheets and organized three webinars that reached over 150 participants Funding and technical assistance to organic producers through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program Organic Initiative has been challenged by a lack of technical expertise limited resource materials and difficulties with coordination among NRCS and other agencies that can help recruit producers for the program The Organic Conservation Training for Western Region Conservation

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  • State Coordinators
    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 Professional Development Program State Coordinators Professional Development Program Apply for a PDP Grant Materials for State Coordinators About the PDP State Coordinators Contact Job Description State and Protectorate Pages Regional Extension Survey Results Fellows Search for Excellence Programs State Coordinators Apply for a PDP Grant Materials for State Coordinators About the PDP State Coordinators Contact Job Description State and Protectorate Pages Regional Extension Survey Results Fellows Search for Excellence Programs 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 State Coordinators Contact Information and Biographies for All State Coordinators SARE works to provide solutions to challenges in agriculture that are specific to region Just as SARE is broken into four regions at the national level each region is broken into its respective states and U S protectorates helping ensure local solutions to local problems The Western SARE region comprises thirteen states and four U S Pacific island protectorates A state coordinator represents each of the thirteen states and four U S Pacific island protectorates that are part of the Western region The state coordinators assist in promoting sustainable agriculture locally through noncompetitive state grants operated through SARE s Professional Development Program and through promotion of SARE funded project results Coordinators typically use their grants to conduct educational programs in sustainable agriculture View state coordinators roles and responsibilities Examples of recent educational programs include such activities as producing newsletters holding conferences developing web sites and creating program training materials

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  • State Professional Development Pages
    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 Professional Development Program State and Protectorate Pages Professional Development Program Apply for a PDP Grant Materials for State Coordinators About the PDP State Coordinators State and Protectorate Pages Alaska Arizona California Colorado Hawaii Idaho Montana Nevada New Mexico Oregon Utah Washington Wyoming American Samoa Guam Micronesia N Marianas Islands State and Protectorate Websites Regional Extension Survey Results Fellows Search for Excellence Programs State and Protectorate Pages Apply for a PDP Grant Materials for State Coordinators About the PDP State Coordinators State and Protectorate Pages Alaska Arizona California Colorado Hawaii Idaho Montana Nevada New Mexico Oregon Utah Washington Wyoming American Samoa Guam Micronesia N Marianas Islands State and Protectorate Websites Regional Extension Survey Results Fellows Search for Excellence Programs 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 State Professional Development Pages Since 1995 the Western SARE Professional Development Program PDP has made annual grants to designated state PDP coordinators for ongoing professional development efforts for extension educators NRCS field staff and other agriculture professionals Farmers and ranchers often participate in these state protectorate level sustainable agriculture activities but they are not the primary audience What follows are short profiles of state protectorate educational activities products and outcomes in sustainable agriculture using Western SARE PDP funds Alaska 2014 SARE Professional Development Program Annual Report for Alaska Arizona 2014 SARE Professional Development Program Annual Report for Arizona California 2014 SARE Professional Development Program Annual Report for California Colorado 2014 SARE Professional Development Program Annual Report for Colorado Hawaii 2014 SARE Professional Development Program Annual Report for Hawaii Idaho 2014 SARE Professional Development Program Annual Report for Idaho Montana 2014 SARE Professional Development Program Annual Report for Montana Nevada 2014 SARE Professional Development Program Annual Report for Nevada New Mexico 2014 SARE Professional Development Program Annual Report for New Mexico Oregon 2014 SARE Professional Development Program Annual Report for Oregon Utah 2014 SARE Professional Development Program Annual Report for Utah Washington 2014 SARE Professional Development Program Annual Report for Washington Wyoming 2014 SARE Professional Development Program Annual Report for Wyoming American Samoa 2013 SARE Professional Development Program Annual Report for American Samoa Guam 2014 SARE Professional Development Program Annual Report for Guam Micronesia 2014 SARE Professional Development Program Annual Report for Micronesia N Marianas Islands 2014 SARE Professional Development Program Annual Report for Northern Mariana Islands State and Protectorate Websites Some of the state protectorate coordinators in the Western Region maintain state SARE and sustainable agriculture websites and

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