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  • Regional Extension Survey Results
    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 Professional Development Program Regional Extension Survey Results 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 Regional Extension Survey Results 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 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 educators who have agriculture and natural resource assignments Western SARE uses the results in part to determine Professional Development Program PDP priorities WSARE Extension Educator Evaluation 072510 pdf 625 97 kB 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

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  • Fellows & Search for Excellence Programs
    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 Professional Development Program 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 Fellows Program Search for Excellence Fellows Search for Excellence Programs 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 Search for Excellence Programs The National Association of County Agricultural Agents NACAA offers two SARE sponsored professional development programs that help agricultural professionals learn about sustainable agriculture in all regions of the country Fellows Program The SARE NACAA Sustainable Agriculture Fellows program enhances understanding of sustainable agriculture and provides broad based national exposure to successful and unique sustainable agriculture programs Search for Excellence The SARE NACAA Search for Excellence in Sustainable Agriculture program recognizes NACAA members for excellence in the development and implementation of educational programs which advance the adoption of sustainable management practices by farmers and ranchers Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management Publication Read Western

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  • Conferences
    Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Home Conferences 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 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 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 Conferences Keep up to date with all of the recent events going on in Western SARE Pacific Island Conference Ag Infrastructure This educational conference will bring together Pacific Island producers ag professionals government and agency professionals lenders business leaders and economic development professionals together with Western SARE leaders to Share success stories and lessons to be learned Build potential partnerships for ag infrastructure projects Identify potential funding sources Improve the quality of proposals submitted to SARE and other agencies National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health The National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health held Feb 17 19 2014 in Omaha Neb brought together 300 agricultural leaders and innovators to explore how we can make American agriculture more sustainable through improved soil health Subregional Stakeholder Conferences Review and download dozens of handouts and posters from seven listening sessions held around the Western Region Please note that all documents will open as a PDF Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Adding Value Breaking Down Barriers Increasing Profits December 3 5 2012 Embassy Suites Portland Oregon Water Conference Because water scarcity is one of the most urgent challenges confronting farmers and ranchers in

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  • Pacific Island Conference: Ag Infrastructure
    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 Conferences Pacific Island Conference Ag Infrastructure Conferences Pacific Island Conference Ag Infrastructure Pacific Island Project Highlights National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health Subregional Stakeholder Conferences Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Water Conference Western SARE Event Calendar Pacific Island Conference Ag Infrastructure Pacific Island Conference Ag Infrastructure Pacific Island Project Highlights National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health Subregional Stakeholder Conferences Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Water Conference Western SARE Event Calendar 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 Pacific Island Conference Ag Infrastructure Agenda l Speaker Biographies l Workshop Descriptions May 19 21 2014 Tumon Bay Guam This educational conference brought together Pacific Island producers ag professionals government and agency professionals lenders business leaders and economic development professionals together with Western SARE leaders to Share success stories and lessons to be learned Build potential partnerships for ag infrastructure projects Identify potential funding sources Improve the quality of proposals submitted to SARE and other agencies Pacific Island Project Highlights A few examples of successful projects in the Pacific Islands Proceedings Available on DVD Video audio PowerPoint presentations and other resources from Western SARE s Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure in the Western Pacific Area conference are now available on one DVD The DVD includes information and presentations from both the general sessions and break out sessions All conference participants will be receiving a

    Original URL path: http://www.westernsare.org/Conferences/Pacific-Island-Conference-Ag-Infrastructure (2016-05-01)
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  • National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health
    Soil Health Conferences Pacific Island Conference Ag Infrastructure National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health Cover Crop Innovators Video Series Broadcast of Opening Sessions Presentations from General and Breakout Sessions Subregional Stakeholder Conferences Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Water Conference Western SARE Event Calendar National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health Pacific Island Conference Ag Infrastructure National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health Cover Crop Innovators Video Series Broadcast of Opening Sessions Presentations from General and Breakout Sessions Subregional Stakeholder Conferences Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Water Conference Western SARE Event Calendar 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 National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health The National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health held Feb 17 19 2014 in Omaha Neb brought together 300 agricultural leaders and innovators to explore how we can make American agriculture more sustainable through improved soil health Attendees represented agricultural industry the farm community academia government commodity and conservation organizations As part of this landmark event Cover Crops and Soil Health Forums took place Feb 18 at over 200 Natural Resources Conservation Service NRCS and Extension offices nationwide These forums gave farmers and other agricultural professionals the opportunity to send their thoughts to the national conference and engage in local conversations on cover crops and soil health Forums were attended by an estimated 6 000 people Conference organizers are developing a report on recommendations to increase cover crop adoption based on discussions at the conference and local forums To see it when it becomes available keep an eye on these pages join SARE s mailing list or follow us on social media Follow Twitter conversations from the conference at covercrops2014 Photos from the conference can be found here Cover Crop Innovators Video Series Watch short videos of 10 innovative farmers describing their experiences with cover crops Broadcast of Opening Sessions Watch opening sessions of the conference held on Tuesday Feb 18 and broadcasted live to 230 locations across the country as part of the Cover Crops and Soil Health Forums Presentations from General and Breakout Sessions Browse presentations by session topic or view a complete list Cover Crops Survey During the winter of 2012 13 NCR SARE and the Conservation Technology Information Center carried out a survey of more than 750 farmers who have grown cover crops Farmers who completed the survey used cover crops on about 218 000 acres in 2012 and expected to increase that to over 300 000 acres in 2013 Read more about it Managing Cover Crops Profitably 3rd Edition Type Book Managing Cover Crops Profitably explores how and why cover crops work and provides all the information needed to build cover crops into any farming operation Published 2007 Pages 244 Online Version Free Download File 5 66 MB Online Version Print

    Original URL path: http://www.westernsare.org/Conferences/National-Conference-on-Cover-Crops-and-Soil-Health (2016-05-01)
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  • Subregional Stakeholder Conferences
    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 Conferences Subregional Stakeholder Conferences 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 Subregional Stakeholder 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 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 Subregional Stakeholder Conferences Subregional Conferences What direction should research and education on sustainable agriculture take in the next 20 years As the SARE program marked 20 years of funding grants to agricultural producers and professionals Western SARE convened seven conferences in subregions of the large region to seek guidance from constituents on priorities for the next 20 years Review and download dozens of handouts and posters from seven listening sessions held around the Western Region Please note that all documents will open as a PDF Subregional Conference Information StakeholderConf pdf 87 46 kB Reach Out Listen Respond Post Conference Report Type Western SARE Project Summary Reach Out Listen Respond is Western SARE s comprehensive reporting of the process and outcomes of seven subregional conferences This report details where the conferences were held who attended how the conferences were structured in a way to ensure stakeholder engagement the research and education priorities that emerged from each subregion and the projects funded after each subregional conference What truly tells the story is the section with participant testimonials and post conference interviews Download File 12 52 MB Subregional Conference Voting Tables Type Western SARE Fact Sheet This report includes tables listing how participants in the Subregional Conferences voted and prioritized under each of the six questions and by topic and sub region Download File 358 84 kB AC Sets Priorities In March 2011 the Western Administrative Council AC and staff met for 1 5 days of strategic planning and priority setting ending the session with five new initiatives for the program to undertake over the next few years The AC drew from the long list of potential changes to grants programs and new tasks provided by the 700 participants in seven Subregional Conferences Read about the top priorities Reach Out Listen Respond Download Reach Out Listen Respond Western SARE s comprehensive reporting of the process and outcomes of seven subregional conferences This report details where the conferences were held who attended how the conferences were structured in a way to ensure stakeholder engagement the research and education priorities

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  • Strengthening Agriculture's Infrastructure Conference
    s Infrastructure Conference Conferences Pacific Island Conference Ag Infrastructure National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health Subregional Stakeholder Conferences Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Presentations Posters Agenda Workshop Descriptions Speakers Photos Water Conference Western SARE Event Calendar Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Conf Pacific Island Conference Ag Infrastructure National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health Subregional Stakeholder Conferences Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Presentations Posters Agenda Workshop Descriptions Speakers Photos Water Conference Western SARE Event Calendar 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 Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Western SARE hosted the sold out conference Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Adding Value Breaking Down Barriers Increasing Profits December 3 5 2012 Embassy Suites Airport 7900 NE 82nd Avenue Portland Oregon Download full conference report The conference s goal was to prepare Western region agriculture for sustainably processing marketing and distributing high quality food in systems that Draw consumers closer to food producers Increase economic viability of food producers of all sizes Expand the marketplace for sustainably produced food Increase community food security Assure abundance in the face of increasing fossil fuel costs The Western SARE Administrative Council organized this conference in response to the participants in our Subregional Conferences listing gaps and barriers in agriculture infrastructure as a high need to be addressed in our region for continued economic viability in the 21st Century Presentations View or listen to videos audio files and webinars of full sessions or plenaries as well as presentations by individual speakers Posters Copies of the posters displayed at the conference along with links to the projects reports Agenda Workshop Descriptions Summaries and

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  • Water: The Foundation of Agricultural Sustainability Conference
    Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Water Conference Western SARE Event Calendar Water Conference 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 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 Water The Foundation of Agricultural Sustainability Conference Because water scarcity is one of the most urgent challenges confronting farmers and ranchers in the southwestern United States today Western SARE Professional Development Program and New Mexico State University held the Water The Foundation of Agricultural Sustainability Conference on August 7 in Santa Fe N M Drawing together 113 farmers and ranchers Extension educators and researchers and other stakeholders from across the Southwest this conference addressed agriculture s water challenges those related to both severe drought and a growing demand by non farming uses by sharing some of the latest most promising technologies and techniques in water use efficiency Attendees learned about Balancing ag and urban water use models for our future The acequia system its role in New Mexico water allocation and its future in local food systems Rainwater harvesting in farm rural and urban settings Low water use crops for the arid Great Basin Higher efficiency orchard irrigation Low tech lower cost irrigation strategies Small scale hydroelectric generation within irrigation water conveyance systems making the water work twice Renewable energy technology for water pumping View Powerpoints from each presenter The conference focused on proven proactive technologies and approaches aimed at making a difference both now and particularly in the years ahead This one day conference was developed in response to

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