Two new SARE Partnership grants for Wisconsin

Wisconsin educators have been awarded two Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Partnership grants to work with farmers on innovative approaches that integrate livestock production with year-round soil cover. Jason Fischbach of Bayfield County UW-Extension in Washburn, WI was awarded $39,777 for the project, “Hazelnut-Finished Pork in the Upper Midwest: A New High-Value Product From A Sustainable Production […]

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Mini-grants for professional development in sustainable agriculture

Do you have a sustainable agriculture project in mind that just needs a little funding to get off the ground?  The Wisconsin SARE Program mini-grant program may be your answer. The deadline to apply for this cycle of mini-grants is February 16th, 2018.  You can find the application form and information about the mini-grants at  […]

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UW Extension educators receive two SARE Partnership grants

For the 2016 Partnership Grant Program, SARE awarded almost $300,000 to 10 projects in the 12-state North Central Region. NCR-SARE’s Partnership Grant Program is intended to foster cooperation between agriculture professionals and small groups of farmers and ranchers to catalyze on-farm research, demonstration, and education activities related to sustainable agriculture. Two proposals from UW Extension educators […]

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Cover crops report from North Central SARE

For the second year in a row, a national survey of farmers has documented a yield boost from the use of cover crops in corn and soybeans, as well as a wide variety of other benefits. The survey – which was funded by the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and […]

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Building a Better System with No-Till and Cover Crops

It all began in 2002 with a $6,500 SARE grant and the seed of an idea. Today, that idea has grown into hundreds of research projects around the country and a new, effective tool that farmers are using to improve soil quality, weed management and the bottom line. The tool is the roller crimper, a […]

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Ohio Farmers, Educators Do More with Cover Crops and No-Till

In western Ohio, farmers and agricultural educators are making a compelling case that cover crops and no-till will get you more from less: Requiring less fuel, less machinery, fewer chemical inputs and less acreage, these ecological farming practices lead to improved profitability, better soil health, more jobs, improved environmental stewardship and a better quality of […]

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