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Unit 3: Partnerships and Resources for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

National Information Resources and Educational Opportunities
SARESARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) is a program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture. SARE's mission is to advance—to the whole of American agriculture—innovations that improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education. SARE resources have helped thousands of farmers, ranchers, extension educators and other agricultural professionals learn more about how to apply sustainable agriculture principles and practices in farming communities across the United States.
SARE is comprised of four regions: Northeast, North Central, Southern and Western. Each state has a designated contact or coordinator for SARE-related activities in that state and who is knowledgeable about professional development opportunities in sustainable agriculture. All of these coordinators are Extension employees based at land-grant colleges, research and extension centers, or county offices.  To find your state coordinator visit: SARE State Coordinator Contact Information.
SARE’s extensive website provides many valuable information products designed for producers, educators and researchers. Take some time to thoroughly explore the SARE website on your own. 
The SARE Learning Center includes books, bulletins, fact sheets, videos, project reports, online courses, and much more. Searchable by type of product and topic.
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