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
Years ago Southern SARE’s Administrative Council determined that the most practical way to support sustainable agriculture would be to invest the bulk of Research and Education grant funds into systems research.
However, the term systems research has been elusive to define in a way that AC members, technical reviewers, staff, and applicants can communicate effectively with each other.
Southern SARE has provided a bulletin to help grant applicants and others interested in sustainable agriculture better understand what it means to take a systems research approach to sustainable agriculture.
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