What is SARE?
Funded by the USDA, the national Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program supports and promotes sustainable farming and ranching. We offer competitive grants and educational opportunities for producers, scientists, educators, institutions, organizations and others exploring sustainable agriculture.
Ag Extension Educators and producers visit an organic farm on the Southeast Nebraska Diversified Ag Tour
“The Value of Livestock on the Land” is the theme for the Annual Western Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference set for December 5 at Ogallala.
Speakers with experience in both the real world and scientific research will share what they’ve learned about integrating crops and livestock, alternative crops, forages, crop rotations, attaining sustainability, and other topics.
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Farm Beginnings® is an educational training and support program designed to help people who want to evaluate and plan their farm enterprise. Farm Beginnings® participants engage in a mentorship experience and network with a variety of successful, innovative farmers; attend practical, high quality seminars, field days and conferences. The 2016 Farm Beginnings® Classes will be held in Weeping Water, NE at the Cass County Extension Office.
Farm Beginnings® 2016 Brochure (PDF, 2 pgs, 1 MB)
Farm Beginnings® Application (PDF, 3 pgs, 42 KB)
The keynote speaker for the 2016 Great Plains Fruit & Vegetable Growers Conference is set, and plans underway to celebrate the 20th year of this conference. It will be held at Missouri Western College in St. Joseph, MO on January 7-9, 2016. For more information go to the conference webpage.Nebraska SARE Webinars page. If you have questions in regards to any of the SARE Webinars, feel free to contact Gary Lesoing at (402)274-4755 or email@example.com.
Videos of all the presentations delivered at the Omaha conference are now available online on the SARE National Conference Presentations webpage. PDF's of most of the Power Point Presentations are also available.
In addition, on the SARE Events National Conference Webpage you will find the video of the opening panel sessions and NRCS Chief Jason Weller's presentation. Ten short 2-3 minute videos of farmers talking about cover crops on their farms, most of whom were speakers in Omaha, are also available.
Check out these educational & informative resources on cover crops and soil health.
SARE Travel Scholarships Available for Ag Educators
Ag Educators interested in a SARE Travel Scholarship should contact Gary Lesoing at 402-274-4755.