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

Upcoming SARE Webinar - August 5

Mark your calendar!  The next SARE Webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, August 5, at 10:00 a.m.  This webinar will be conducted by Natalia Bjorklund, Extension Educator in Dodge County.  Her topic will be "Native Pollinators."  Natalia has provided educational programs on bees and other native pollinators.  We hope you can join us.  To participate in the webinar on August 5th go to:   https://connect.unl.edu/r6u03c28350/

Recently Recorded SARE Webinar

Sustainable Landscaping for Nebraska Conditions

Recorded July 8, 2015 - John Fech, Extension Educator in Douglas/Sarpy County discusses 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.

The first 10 minutes of the webinar are not recorded due to technical issues.  A PDF of the Power Point presentation is available to use as a reference.
Sustainable Landscaping for Nebraska Conditions Power Point (PDF, 56 pgs, 14.5 MB)

More 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