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Cricket Cove vegetables
Sun-Baked Virginia Farm Blooms Under Permaculture System

Sun-baked Virginia Farm Blooms Under a Permaculture System

Practice diversifies farm, while protecting crops from drought conditions.

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Our Farms, Our Future

Mark Your Calendar!

The Our Farms, Our Future Conference will take place April 3-5, 2018 in St. Louis and will bring together our diverse agricultural community to look at the progress of sustainability in agriculture, and to look toward the future..

maple tree field trials
Hiding in Plain Site

Hiding in Plain Site

Cover crops protect susceptible trees from the flatheaded appletree borer.

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Bringing Velvet Bean Back as a Grazing Forage

Bringing Velvet Bean Back as a Grazing Forage

Georgia farmer reviving crop for intensive grazing management on his small farm.

North Carolina regional food systems
Wildflowers Draw Native Pollinators to Georgia Apple Orchard

Regional Food Systems in North Carolina

A video story from Warren County, NC.

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.

Alabama | Arkansas | Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Louisiana | Mississippi | North Carolina | Oklahoma | Puerto Rico | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | U.S. Virgin Islands | Virginia

Our Farms, Our Future Conference

The Next 30 Years of Sustainable Agriculture

Save the Date!

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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

Producer Grant Call for Proposals is now open. Application deadline is 5 p.m. EST, Nov. 17, 2017.

On-Farm Research Grant Call for Proposals is now open. Application deadline is 5 p.m. EST, Nov. 17, 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