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Topic Room: Collection of Small Ruminant Educational Resources

Browse SSARE's resources on sheep, goat and other small ruminant production and marketing.

Farm to School

Special Grant Call on Local and Regional Food Systems Released

Sustainable Community Innovation Grant application deadline is May 4, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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SSARE Research & Education Grants Now Open

Projects should focus on systems research. Application deadline for pre-proposals is June 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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Topic Room: Collection of Pastured Poultry Educational Resources

Browse SSARE's resources on pastured poultry production, breeding, health, value-added and marketing.

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Topic Room: Collection of Aquaculture Educational Resources

Browse SSARE's resources on fish farming and incorporating fish into crop production systems.

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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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Collection of Educational Resources on Small Ruminants Developed from Decades of SARE-funded Research

Goats at FAMU

Sheep, goat and other small ruminant enterprises offer many advantages for both beginning and experienced farmers. The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) program has developed a topic room that includes a collection of educational materials on small ruminant production and marketing, from decades of SARE-funded research.

Small Ruminants: Southern Region Resources on Goat and Sheep Farming covers educational resources on on-farm production, animal health, marketing and value-added topics. The educational materials include project products developed out of SARE-funded research, press releases, videos, photos, bulletins, fact sheets, posters, and more.

The topic room also allows users to dig deeper into grant-funded projects through the SARE projects database and provides additional resources on small ruminant production and marketing practices from other institutions and organizations across the Southern region.

A SARE topic room is an organized collection of mostly SARE-based, multi-media information on a variety of sustainable agriculture topics.

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The national SARE program has also developed topic rooms on Cover Crops, High Tunnels and Other Season Extension Techniques and Farm to Table: Building Local and Regional Food Systems.

Collection of Educational Resources on Pastured Poultry Developed from Decades of SARE-funded Research

pastured poultry

Interest in pastured poultry production among small-scale farmers has grown significantly in recent decades because it is often an inexpensive way to add supplemental revenue and diversification to small farms, especially for those with limited resources. The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) program has developed a topic room that includes a collection of educational materials on pastured poultry production and marketing, from decades of SARE-funded research.

Small Flock: Southern Region Resources on Pastured Poultry covers educational resources on on-farm production, bird breeding, health and nutrition, animal waste management, processing and marketing. The educational materials include project products developed out of SARE-funded research, press releases, videos, photos, bulletins, fact sheets, posters, and more.

The topic room also allows users to dig deeper into grant-funded projects through the SARE projects database and provides additional resources on pastured poultry production and marketing practices from other institutions and organizations across the Southern region.

A SARE topic room is an organized collection of mostly SARE-based, multi-media information on a variety of sustainable agriculture topics.

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The national SARE program has also developed topic rooms on Cover Crops, High Tunnels and Other Season Extension Techniques and Farm to Table: Building Local and Regional Food Systems.

Published by the Southern Region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Southern SARE operates under cooperative agreements with the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture to offer competitive grants to advance sustainable agriculture in America's Southern region.

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What Is Sustainable Ag? link

Read our booklet about best practices and the people who use them.

 

Open Grant Calls for Proposals

2015 Graduate Student Grant Calls for Proposal now open. Application deadline is May 4, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

2015 Sustainable Community Innovation Grant Calls for Proposal now open. Application deadline is May 4, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

2015 Research & Education Grant Calls for Proposals are now open. Application deadline for the pre-proposal is June 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

2015 Professional Development Program (PDP) Grant Calls for Proposals are now open. Application deadline for the pre-proposal is June 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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@uga.edu

 

Other Sources of Funding

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities

Type: Book

This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture. 

Published: 2014
Pages: 88

Online Version: Free

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