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Photo by Jerry DeWitt. What is SARE?. Grants and outreach to advance sustainable innovations to the whole of American agriculture. Something New and Different. SARE was started in 1988, conceived as a - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Grants and outreach to advance sustainable innovations to the whole of American agriculture.
What is SARE?
decentralized, science-based, grassroots, practical, problem solving – and inclusive – competitive grant making and outreach program.
Something New and Different
Photo by Jerry DeWitt
SARE Outreach produces practical info
SARE Model
Successful SARE grantees are engaged in projects that simultaneously address the
3 pillars of sustainability:
Photo by Ted Coonfield
Stewardship – of the nation’s land and water
People – who depend on agriculture
SARE has education partnerships with Extension and other ag professionals in every state and island protectorate.
Photo by Bob Nichols, USDA NRCS
in 5,000 projects nationwide
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Clean energy
Systems research
Community development
Crop diversification
Soil quality
Nutrient management
Rotational grazing
media outreach
conference sponsorships
79 percent of producers said they improved soil quality through their SARE project
64 percent of producers said their SARE project helped them achieve higher sales
75 percent of educators surveyed led at least one program to share innovations
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20 Years of Impact
75 percent of Research and Education grant projects employ graduate students
Up to 50 percent of those students co-author scholarly papers
Shoshanah Inwood,
SARE Graduate
Student Grantee
Broadening outreach to the whole of American agriculture – sponsoring conferences, tailoring information
Strengthening training for
New and Future Directions
Photo by Mary Kempfert
Working with universities to integrate sustainable
ag curricula
Collects and distributes information. Provides searching from National Ag Library's collection and databases.
Provides information and other technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, educators and others.