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Rose Ogutu and Hannah Smith-Brubaker, two of the outgoing Administrative Council members. (Photo courtesy Hannah Smith-Brubaker)northeast.sare.org news three-members-depart-from-northeast-sare-ac

Three Members Depart from Northeast SARE AC

At their February meeting, the Northeast SARE Administrative Council (AC) bade farewell to Hannah Smith-Brubaker, Rose Ogutu, and Tom Vogelmann. AC members do more than review grants. They are Northeast SARE’s connection to the region. Representatives from universities, farms, agencies, and businesses who lend their time and expertise to help Northeast SARE better serve farmers […]

American Ginseng Pharm General Manager Anna Plattner helps collect data in the field.northeast.sare.org news forest-farming-best-practices

Forest Farming Best Practices

Wild and wild appearing ginseng is up to 100 times more valuable than alternatives grown under shade cloths. GNE19-221 investigated strategies for wild-simulated forest planting for ginseng, where forest farmers introduce ginseng to an area and allow it to grow with little intervention. The project, conducted by graduate student Karam Sheban with faculty advisor Marlyse […]

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New Possibilities for Producer Cooperatives

Northeast SARE Partnership Grant project explores producer cooperatives Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) recently released a case study of two long-standing producer marketing cooperatives. Over the course of more than two years as part of Northeast SARE Partnership Project ONE19-332, CISA provided in-depth support to Our Family Farms (OFF) and The Pioneer Valley Grower’s […]

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Northeast SARE Administrative Council Approves $5.8M for 62 projects

The Administrative Council of the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program recently approved $5.8 million in funding to support 62 projects to conduct applied research, farmer education and farm advisor training to strengthen sustainable agriculture throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.  Northeast SARE offers six different grant programs for farmers, educators, service providers, researchers […]

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Northeast SARE awards $708,591 in grants to work in partnership with farmers

Northeast SARE's Administrative Council recently awarded 27 Partnership Grant proposals for the 2021 grant cycle, totaling $708,591. These projects are now underway with the goal of working in direct partnerships with farmers to encourage innovative solutions to current sustainability challenges related to production, marketing, and/or farmer and community well-being in Northeast farming and food systems. […]

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Graduate students receive Northeast SARE grants to conduct sustainable agriculture research

Twenty-eight students from around the Northeast were recently awarded grants by Northeast SARE to conduct sustainable agriculture research. Graduate students at any accredited Northeast university, college or veterinary school were invited to submit proposals to Northeast SARE's Graduate Student Research Grant Program. The program funds graduate student research focused on sustainable agriculture using either or […]

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New Edition of "Building Soils for Better Crops" Now Available

The fourth edition of SARE’s most popular book, Building Soils for Better Crops: Ecological Management for Healthy Soils, is now available online and in print. The book covers everything from soil organic matter and nutrient cycles to ecological soil management including sections on cover crops, compost, reduced tillage, addressing fertility issues and more. Building Soils […]

Susan Scheufele gives field tour on farmnortheast.sare.org news northeast-sare-now-accepting-preproposals-for-2022-projects

Northeast SARE Now Accepting Preproposals for 2022 Projects

The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is seeking preproposals for three grant programs: Research and Education, Professional Development and Research for Novel Approaches. Grants are aimed at improving sustainable agriculture and local food systems throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Preproposals, which capture the preliminary project concept, are required for each grant program […]

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Successful Farming Practices in the Face of Climate Change

This article was reprinted with permission from Green Energy Times, a periodical that advances the opportunities at the intersection of business, technology and sustainability. When farmers and growers throughout the Northeast go to work, they know they will face unpredictable weather. After all, Mark Twain’s adage, “If you don’t like the weather in New England, […]

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Northeast SARE awards $4.4 million in sustainable agriculture grant projects

The Administrative Council of the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program recently approved $4,476,328 in funding to support 27 projects to conduct applied research, farmer education and farm advisor training to strengthen sustainable agriculture throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Projects were awarded through the Research and Education, Research for Novel Approaches in Sustainable […]

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Northeast SARE Announces 2021 Farmer Grant Awards

The Administrative Council of the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program is pleased to announce that it has recently approved 29 Farmer Grant projects for funding, totaling $352,241. The Farmer Grant Program funds farmers to explore new ideas in sustainable agriculture on production, marketing, labor, farm succession, social capital and other topics. Projects […]

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Spiders Provide Conservation Biological Control on Farms

Spiders were the focus of a Northeast SARE Graduate Student Research Grant project conducted by University of Maryland student Dylan Kutz. Kutz was interested in studying these undervalued yet important sources of natural insect control. He said, “Spiders are the most abundant natural enemy that occur in most agroecosystems and are estimated to globally consume […]

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New Online Tool Helps Farmers Make Cover Crop Decisions

The Northeast Cover Crops Council (NECCC) recently released an online tool designed to support farm decision-making around cover crops. The Cover Crop Decision Support Tool is available at no cost at: http://covercrop.tools/. It includes a Cover Crop Explorer that provides in-depth information on more than 35 cover crop species. It also has a Species Selector […]

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Graduate Students Encouraged to Apply for Northeast SARE Grants

Graduate students at any accredited Northeast university, college or veterinary school are invited to submit proposals to the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Graduate Student Research Grant Program. The deadline to apply is April 27 at 5 p.m. The program funds graduate student research focused on sustainable agriculture using either or both natural and […]

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Northeast SARE Seeks Proposals that Partner with Farmers

The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) has released its 2021 call for Partnership Grant program proposals. The Partnership Grant program funds projects that work in direct partnership with farmers to encourage innovative solutions to current sustainability challenges related to production, marketing and/or farmer and community well-being in Northeast farming and food systems. […]

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Northeast SARE Seeks Candidates for Administrative Council

Update 12/05/2020: The deadline has passed to submit for this year's membership to the Administrative Council but please contact us if you have an interest in serving in the future. Thank you! The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is seeking individuals to serve on its Administrative Council (AC). The 20-member governance committee […]