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
On October 4th at 10:00 a.m. Nikki Hayes will present a webinar about her and her husband Danny’s organization, “Aunt Bea’s Apiary.”
Aunt Bea’s Apiary is a group of educators and beekeepers dedicated to inspiring people to make the changes necessary for the survival of the honeybee population, as well as other pollinating insects, through workshops, presentations, and hands on activities at their southeast Nebraska farm. On their farm, they have created an educational center for hosting field trips, community groups, and families who wish to learn more about how they can help the environment. You can learn more about Aunt Bea’s Apiary by going to their website at: http://auntbeasapiary.org/.
During this webinar, Nikki will talk about their story, their mission, and some of the things they do when people visit the apiary.
To join this webinar on Zoom, go to: URL: https://nebraskaextension.zoom.us/j/158715220. The webinar will be recorded if you are unable to participate live.
If you have questions, feel free to contact Gary Lesoing at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 274-4755.
(PDF, 2 pgs, 3 MB) - September 27-28, October 20 & 28, 2016
Field days will be held in various places. See the Corn Residue Field Day webpage for more information.
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
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)
(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)
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.