There is no universal vision for agricultural sustainability in the United States—every region, every farm may require a different approach to improving livelihoods, protecting the nation’s land and water resources, and strengthening communities. Since its inception in 1988, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program has supported a broad range of innovations in sustainability through its grassroots, farmer-driven grants and education programs.
“SARE looks at the real issues farmers are faced with today, and invests in the people that can help them solve those issues,” says Heather Darby, an agronomy and soils specialist with University of Vermont Extension.
In this new video, hear from Darby and other farmers and ranchers, educators and researchers as they describe how SARE’s strong emphasis on farmer leadership helps agricultural communities across the United States meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Source: USDA SARE