SAVANNAH, Georgia – Farmers and farmer groups who face the challenge of direct marketing their products to local consumers may find a solution in food hubs, and a newly created sustainable agriculture consortium is leading the way in Georgia to bring those infrastructures to the state.
During the recent Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference...Read More
Written by: Julia Gaskin
Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator, University of Georgia
As I have traveled around the state working with farmers over the past several years, I have heard several issues brought up time and again. One of these is how difficult it is for small and mid-size farms to get their crops to a market.
We hear about growing demand for local food and the numbers seem to support this. For example, the number of farmer’s...Read More
Kathy Moore, an Oklahoma farmer and member of Southern SARE's Administrative Council, has received the 2011 Green Award for Sustainability from Oklahoma State University Environmental Science Graduate Program.
The Green Awards for Sustainability are given to an individual or private sector organization that best encourages or demonstrates the successful implementation of sustainability practices in Oklahoma and serves as an inspiration...Read More
Sheep and goat production is a growing enterprise for many farmers across the U.S., but the production challenges are aplenty. One such challenge is controlling parasites, such as gastrointestinal nemtodes, especially in humid regions.
The National SARE organization has released a new fact sheet in its Agricultural Innovations series, "Sustainable Control of Internal Parasites in Small Ruminant Production," that addresses...Read More
Several organic farmers across the South attended the Organic Trade Association Policy Conference and Hill Visit Days in Washington, D.C. on April 6-7. The purpose of the conference was to educate Congress about organic agriculture.
One of Southern SARE's Administrative Council members took part in the visit. Kathy Moore owns Anichini-Moore Ranch and Farm in Oklahoma. Her primary focus is preserving wildlife habitat, and rebuilding...Read More
If you are a Southern region producer passionate about sustainable agriculture and its role in the environment and rural communities, you have an opportunity to serve a 3-year term on our Administrative Council. Learn more:
Southern SARE Seeks Administrative Council Producer Nominations
Deadline: July 1, 2011
GRIFFIN, Ga. -- The Administrative Council (AC) of the Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program is seeking one producer to join the Council for a three-year term beginning February 2012. Self nominations are welcomed.
Nominees must be familiar with...Read More
Every day, farmers and ranchers around the world develop new, innovative strategies to produce and distribute food, fuel and fiber sustainably. While these strategies vary greatly, they all embrace three broad goals, or what SARE calls the 3 Pillars of Sustainability:
- Profit over the long term
- Stewardship of our nation’s land, air and water
- Quality of life for farmers, ranchers and their communities
There are almost as many ways to reach these goals as there are farms and ranches in America.
A cattle rancher might divide his rangeland into paddocks in a rotational grazing...Read More