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Strengthening Urban Agriculture in Puerto Rico

Strengthening Urban Agriculture in Puerto Rico

Guide available designed to bridge the gap between farmers and policymakers on urban agriculture initiatives.

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Improving Pawpaw Production with Grafting

Improving Pawpaw Production with Grafting

Graft your pawpaws in early May for higher success rate, greater tree growth and higher fruit yields.

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2019 Southern Region Water Conference: Improving adoption of sustainable water management practices

Southern Region Water Conference Slated for July in Texas

Texas A&M University holding a regional water conference, funded through a SSARE grant, to share water management practices with farmers and ranchers.

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Texas Farmers Learn About Building Soil Health Using Cover Crops and No-till

Sustainable Production Practices Build Healthy Soil

Explore how healthy soils lead to more productive and healthier crops with this interactive tool developed by SARE Outreach.

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The Performance of Cover Crops in Minimally Tilled Forage-based Grazing Systems

The Performance of Cover Crops in Minimally Tilled Forage-based Grazing Systems

Cover crops in grazing systems maximize land productivity by improving water infiltration, stabilizing soils, and increasing potential income channels.

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.

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2019 Southern Region Water Conference: Improving Adoption of Sustainable Water Management Practices


COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- High quality and adequate supplies of water are essential to sustainable agriculture producers for enterprise profitability, and for the health of their families, workers and supporting ecosystems. From arid areas of the Southern region where impaired water quality and reduced water availability have been long recognized as significant challenges and obstacles to successful sustainable agriculture to the more humid Southeastern areas, farmers and ranchers responding to a regional survey indicated that they need to know more about a wide variety of water management topics.

Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension Service, through a Southern SARE-funded Research and Education Grant (LS18-288), will be holding a Southern Region Water Conference to provide information to farmers on irrigation management, nutrient and pest control to protect water quality, water considerations around the home, soil health, watershed management, and programs/incentives available to farmers. 

The conference will take place July 23-25 at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center in College Station, TX. Farmers, rangers, agricultural professionals, researchers, scientists, agency representatives, and students are invited to attend.

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Open Grant Calls for Proposals

Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals is now open. Application deadline is May 3, 2019 at 5 p.m. EST.

Research and Education Grant Call for Preproposals is now open. Use this CFP to apply for either a Research Grant or an Education Grant. Application deadline is June 7, 2019 at 5 p.m. EST.

See our archived Calls for Proposals from previous years for reference.

For more information on our grant programs, contact:

Southern SARE
1109 Experiment St., Stuckey Building
University of Georgia
Griffin, Ga. 30223
Ph: 770-412-4786
Fax: 770-412-4789


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