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
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A conference/webinar is schedule for Monday, June 10, 2013, on Sustainable Use of Crop Residues on Cow/Calf and Yearling Operations. Participants can attend in person at the ARDC near Mead, NE or online. Topics that will be covered include:
•Residue use and subsequent crop production
•Residues and by-products
•Alkaline treatment of residues
•Confinement and limit feeding cows and pairs
•Market outlook, costs, and drought
•Annual forages and cover crops
•Apps and electronic decision tools
For more information, the agenda, and how and when to register, please see the Sustainable Use of Crop Residues on Cow/Calf and Yearling Operations flyer (PDF, 1 pg, 158 KB).
Recently Recorded SARE Webinar
Recorded December 18, 2012 - Today’s society is becoming more diverse, with many different races, ethnic groups and people of different beliefs in our communities. NCR SARE feels it is important to reach and educate all people about sustainable agriculture as we strive to make our communities more sustainable. This webinar features Julia Kleinschmit, MSW Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa School of Social Work and the University of Iowa Division of Continuing Education.
If you have questions about this webinar, feel free to contact Gary Lesoing at (402) 274-4755. For information about other SARE Webinar recordings go to the Nebraska SARE Webinars page.
SARE Travel Scholarships Available for Ag Educator
Ag Educators interested in a SARE Travel Scholarship should contact Gary Lesoing at 402-274-4755.
Nebraska SARE Videos
Recorded SARE Webinars
Recorded November 6, 2012 - This webinar features Vaughn Hammond, Extension Educator at the Kimmel Education and Research Center in Nebraska City. Vaughn spent 9 months in Afghanistan in 2011 and 2012 as an Extension Educator working with the Nebraska National Guard Ag Team. During this time in Afghanistan, Vaughn worked to teach agriculture to agriculturalists and farmers there. During his webinar he will tell of his experiences in Afghanistan working on this project and also answer questions at the end of his presentation. Vaughn should be commended for his service as an Extension Educator in going beyond the call of duty in working in Afghanistan. This is an excellent opportunity to see and learn about Afghanistan Agriculture and how the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and the Nebraska National Guard worked together towards improving agriculture there. If you have questions about this webinar, feel free to contact Gary Lesoing at (402) 274-4755.
"Funding Opportunities through the USDA-NIFA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program"
Recorded August 21, 2012 - Rob Myers, Beth Nelson, and Joan Benjamin, Regional Coordinators for the North Central SARE Region, discuss the five Grant Programs available through SARE.
Recorded April 16, 2012 - This webinar features Sarah Browning, Horticulture Extension Educator in Lancaster County. In 2011 and 2012, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educators provided education to growers and assisted them in developing farm food safety plans in anticipation of more stringent regulations from the federal government to insure safe food. This webinar will explain the training that was provided to the growers and also show impact of the training. This webinar is part of the Sustainable Agriculture Webinar Series sponsored by the Nebraska SARE Program and UNL Extension.
Recorded January 19, 2012 - This webinar features Dr. Tapan B. Pathak, Extension Educator in Climate Variability School of Natural Resources.
Recorded November 18, 2011 - This webinar features Tonya Haigh, Rural Sociologist with the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She presents a new web-based resource and drought planning methodology for rangeland managers and advisers.
For information regarding other previously recorded webinars go to our 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.