Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

The USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is a federal competitive grants program with regional leadership and decision making structures. Authorized by the 1985 Farm Bill, SARE was first funded in 1988. FY99 funding totals $11.4 million. SARE works to increase knowledge about and help farmers and ranches adopt sustainable practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and beneficial to local communities and society in general. SARE provides funding for research, demonstration, education, and extension projects carried out by scientists, producers, educators, and private sector representatives.

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