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

SARE Webinar
Sustainable Landscapes - July 8

The Nebraska SARE Program will again be sponsoring a series of webinars in the coming months that address issues of sustainability and sustainable agriculture.  Please join us on Wednesday, July 8th at 10:00 a.m. as John Fech, Extension Educator in Douglas/Sarpy County will discuss Sustainable Landscapes.  John and a group of other Extension Educators took an Extension and SARE funded study tour to Colorado and learned a lot about Sustainable Landscapes  at different places in Colorado.  Information learned on this trip will be part of John's webinar.  While much of the tour focused on landscapes that required less water, that isn't the situation in much of Nebraska this spring.  As we head into the summer months, the environment in Nebraska can change and become very harsh, and hot and dry.  We hope you can join us for this webinar.  It will be recorded if you are unable to participate. 

On July 8 at 10:00 am join the Sustainable Landscapes webinar by going to: https://connect.unl.edu/r3b3oehb849/ .

For questions about this webinar, please contact Gary Lesoing at glesoing2@unl.edu.

SARE Webinars

For information about other SARE Webinar recordings go to the 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 glesoing2@unl.edu.

National Conference on Cover Crops & Soil Health Videos

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.

Nebraska SARE Videos

Travel Scholarships


Publications - Resources

Nebraska SARE Webinars



Aronia Berries - An emerging diversified crop in Nebraska