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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. 

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 Ag Extension Educators and producers visit an organic farm on the Southeast Nebraska Diversified Ag Tour

Cover Crop Field Day/Tour in Southeast Nebraska - September 19

Nebraska Extension, North Central SARE, NRCS, and the Nebraska Grazing Lands Coalition are sponsoring a Cover Crop Field Day/Tour on Tuesday, September 19th.  The field day/tour will start at the Daryl Obermeyer Farm east of Auburn. Registration is at 9:00 with refreshments; followed by the program beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Daryl’s Farm is one of several demonstration farm sites across Nebraska that the NRCS has established to evaluate soil health principles and the impact of cover crops on soil health in different cropping systems.  For more information go to the Cover Crop Field Day website.

Recently Recorded Webinar

Bio-based Weed Management Tools for Specialty Crops

Recorded July 27, 2017 - Dr. Sam Wortman, Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln presents a webinar on Bio-based weed management tools for specialty crops. Sam discusses some of the research he has conducted with cover crops and other methods of weed control in organic specialty cropping systems.


On Farm Food Safety with GAPs and FSMA Webinar

This recorded webinar features Connie Fisk, Extension Educator in Cass County.  She covers principles of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the Produce Safety Rule. 
Power Point Slides (PDF, 9 pgs, 825 KB)
Main Points Handout  (PDF, 2 pgs, 322 KB)
Flowchart of FSMA Coverage & Exemptions (PDF, 1 pg, 58 KB)

SareMansAgNews

SareMansAgNews is a blog by Gary Lesoing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator, which focuses on local food producers, beginning farmers, sustainable ag issues, and other ag topics. Check it out and follow
NEW POSTS
Small Scale Farm Workshop Scheduled for April 8th (3/30/17)
Farm2Fork Ranch - Pankau Family (1/3/17)
Survey of Local Food Producer Blogs (6/28/16)
Local Foods, Sustainable Ag, and Value Added Ag Tour - August 4th
Hollister Farms (6/30/16)
Union Orchard (6/16/16)
Chisholm Family Farm (5/27/16)

Diversified Ag Enterprises in Nebraska

(PDF, 11 MB)
This power point shows different types of agriculture in Nebraska and highlights several local foods producers across the state of Nebraska.
Diversified Ag Enterprises in Nebraska Power Point (PDF, 11 MB)

SARE Webinars

For information about 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

Mini-Grants

Publications - Resources

Nebraska SARE Webinars

 

Berries

Aronia Berries - An emerging diversified crop in Nebraska

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