Virginia Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) is a professional development program sponsored by the Southern Region SARE and co-coordinated by Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. We work together to deliver a professional development program that enhances the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of the state with a focus on our state’s most pressing issues, such as soil health and regional food systems. Since 1988, Virginia’s researchers, Extension faculty, producers, and community organizations have received over $4 million in funding for 83 projects that research and implement the best science-based practices in order to improve on-farm sustainable growing techniques and producer sales throughout the state.
Visit our Research & Education News page to learn about our upcoming events, conference reports, and grant-funded project updates.
Stay up-to-date on Virginia SARE-sponsored educational events and conferences, get updates from current SARE-funded projects in Virginia, and hear reports from conference attendees about their learning experiences.
Find resources relevant to sustainable agriculture, soil health, and community food systems in Virginia.
Learn about current and past projects in Virginia funded by SARE and about important upcoming SARE grant deadlines.
Discover who we are and what we are doing in Virginia.