SARE Grants in Oklahoma
SARE has awarded numerous grants in every state and Island Protectorate. Aimed at advancing sustainable innovations, these grants add up to an impressive portfolio of sustainable agriculture efforts across the nation. Read more in the following grant portfolio summary and detailed grants list for Oklahoma.
- Oklahoma Competitive Grant Portfolio Summary (pdf) The portfolio summary for each state includes one project highlight, a breakdown of funding by SARE project type, and the total funding for the state since 1988. This is a colorful 2-pager in PDF format that can be printed and distributed.
- Competitive Grants List (pdf) The grants list describes each grant in the state by title, project leader and funding level. For further information about any grant in the list, go to SARE Projects and search by the project number or title.
The Oklahoma Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) is a professional development program sponsored by the Southern Region SARE and co-coordinated by Oklahoma State and Langston universities. We are committed to the sustainability of agriculture through economic viability, sound environmental and natural resource management, and awareness and recognition of social acceptability.
The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service provides technical information and educational programs designed to help Oklahoma agricultural producers as they implement strategies and practices to improve the sustainability of their agricultural operations.
Much of the technical information is derived from research-based knowledge generated by the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station at Oklahoma State University and the Langston University Research Program, as well as through the Land Grant University network around the country. These institutions employ a myriad of means to promote the sustainability of agriculture including: basic and applied research projects, training for cooperative extension field staff and personnel from many of the agencies and non-governmental entities working with agricultural producers, educational programs and demonstrations for producers, written information, one-on-one producer assistance, business development and planning, pilot plant operations, and much more.
What We Do
Oklahoma SARE is mandated by the Southern SARE professional development to coordinate sustainable agriculture professional development efforts in Oklahoma. The program works with other sustainable agriculture entities to achieve its mission.
Oklahoma SARE is committed to spreading the principles and practices of sustainable agriculture through education in various channels including class room education, workshops, demonstrations and travel workshops.
We share information about sustainable agriculture research, extension and education opportunities with extension, NRCS, NGOs , growers, and community groups who would like to promote sustainable agriculture in Oklahoma. Oklahoma SARE thrive to ensure all agricultural communities in the state get information about grant opportunities from SARE and elsewhere in timely manner.
The OkSARE program is co-coordinated by two faculty members from each institution and is supported by an assistant extension specialist who oversees the day-to-day activities of the program.
Oklahoma State University: Jason G. Warren currently serves on the faculty of Oklahoma State University as an assistant professor, and soil and water conservation/management extension specialist. Jason grew up on a small grain and cattle farm in Woods County, Oklahoma. He earned a B.S. degree in Environmental Sciences in 1999 and M.S. in Plant and Soil Sciences in 2001 at Oklahoma State University. Jason continued his education at Virginia Tech, where he obtained a PhD in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences in 2005 and then spent two years as a Post Doctoral Research Soil Scientist at the USDA-ARS Animal Waste Management Research Unit in Bowling Green, KY. Warren’s research and extension efforts focus on management practices to reduce soil erosion and improve soil quality in both the agricultural and urban landscapes. He is also be engaged in activities aimed at increasing water use efficiency and reducing the transport of contaminates to surface and subsurface waters.
Langston University: Terry Gipson is the interim goat extension leader at Langston University and coordinates the outreach program for the goat program. His responsibilities include coordinator of the annual Goat Field Day, editor of the newsletter, organizer of the annual producer workshops, and supervisor of the meat buck performance test. He also teaches an introductory animal science course. Gipson earned his B.S. in agriculture and an M.S. in animal science from the University of Missouri and his PhD in animal science from the University of Illinois. Gipson has published several articles concerning goat breeding, production and parasitism in goats.
Oklahoma SARE Program Assistant: Janelle Malone is an assistant extension specialist in the Department of Plant and Soil at Oklahoma State University with over 20 years of experience in education. She graduate from OSU with a degree in animal science and then pursued her graduate work in education at both Furman and Wofford universities. Her duties include coordinating professional development opportunities and facilitating the production of educational materials for the various extension initiatives within sustainable agriculture at OSU.
OkSARE offers a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year. Check back to this section frequently to find out about upcoming events SARE and other organizations are hosting that you can participate in.
Here you will find educational resources relevant to sustainable ag.
A compilation of presently funded SARE projects in Oklahoma
We provide scholarships and training events for county agriculture educators and other ag professionals.
OkSARE has a Model State Plan (MSP) which is the training and outreach roadmap.
The Advisory Committee helps in identifying and prioritizing sustainable agriculture training and professional development needs in the state.