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Third Thursday Thing
Third Thursday Thing Celebrates 20 Years

Third Thursday Thing in Its 20th Year

Long-standing Kentucky State University sustainable ag program celebrating a milestone birthday.

Tillage into mixed cover crops in preparation for planting. Chestertown, MD
Cover Crop and Soil Health Images

SARE Library of Cover Crop Images

SARE offers free images of cover crops as an educational resource.

Arkansas berries
Berries Thrive in High Tunnels, But Be Aware of Pests

Berries Thrive in High Tunnels, But Be Aware of Pests

University of Arkansas study shows high tunnels can boost berry productivity.

citrus slices Photo courtesy of USDA-ARS
A Natural Method of Reducing Post-Harvest Fruit Decay Found

Essential Oils Decrease Fruit Decay in Citrus Crops

The natural method also helps control fruit diseases.

buckwheat as a trap crop
Cover Crops Acting as Trap Crops Protect Vegetables from Pests

Cover Crops Acting as Trap Crops Attract Beneficials, Control Pests in Vegetables

Florida farmers adopting the IPM strategy as an alternative to chemical insecticides.

Press Releases Upcoming Events SARE in Your State

Since 1988, SARE has awarded numerous grants in every state and Island Protectorate aimed at advancing sustainable agriculture innovations. Click on your state to learn more about SARE's efforts in the Southern region.

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Our Farms, Our Future Conference

The Next 30 Years of Sustainable Agriculture

Save the Date!

April 3-5, 2018
Hyatt Regency at the Arch
Downtown St. Louis, Missouri

Mark your calendars for an important national sustainable agriculture event one year from now, the Our Farms, Our Future conference, hosted by SARE and NCAT/ATTRA. This national event will bring together our diverse agricultural community: farmers and ranchers, agricultural professionals, agribusiness, students, researchers, scientists, agency representatives, and nonprofit leaders. Every decade, SARE hosts a conference to look at the progress of sustainability in agriculture, and to understand our trajectory for the future.

You can look forward to:

  • Dynamic keynote speakers
  • Engaging panel sessions featuring new and established farmers and ranchers
  • Farm tours
  • Project posters by SARE grant recipients
  • Breakout sessions on such topics as cover crops and soil health, grazing for beef and dairy, urban agriculture, success stories in farming and ranching, and water challenges
  • A pre-conference session led by NCAT/ATTRA for military veterans featuring previous Armed to Farm program participants
  • And more!

Watch this page for more details, or join the SARE Outreach mailing list to receive updates by email.

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Open Grant Calls for Proposals

The 2018 Research & Education Grant CFP is now open. New this year: Applicants have a choice to apply for either a systems research-based project, or an education-based project for education and outreach projects and activities. Application deadline is 5 p.m. EST on June 2, 2017.

The 2018 Professional Development Program Grant CFP is now open. Application deadline is 5 p.m. EST on June 2, 2017.

To receive notifications of calls via e-mail, contact the Southern SARE office:

Southern SARE Main Office
1109 Experiment St., Stuckey Building
University of Georgia
Griffin, Ga. 30223
Ph: 770-412-4786
Fax: 770-412-4789


SSARE Grants: How It Works

Want to know the ins and outs of our granting process? Read our handy guide, How It Works, to learn more about each of our grants, the proposal submission process, and how we review and award grants each year.


Hot Topics in Sustainable Agriculture

Visit SARE's Topic Rooms for in-depth resources on important topics in sustainable agriculture. In the Southern region, such resources include:

Aquaculture and Aquaponics

Forestry and Agroforestry

Honeybees, Native Bees and Alternative Pollinators

Pastured Poultry

Small Ruminants

Water Conservation on the High Plains