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Sustainable Agriculture in Tennessee



 


Announcements

» Small Farm Expo
    July 20, 2017 - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Tennessee State University


» USDA Provides New Cost Share Opportunities     for Organic Producers and Handlers

» NEW PUBLICATION:
    Evaluating Financial and Economic Factors     Contributing to the Sustainability of Beginning     Farms: Evidence from Five Farms in Tennessee     and Virginia


» NEW PUBLICATION:
    Seasonal Prices for Small Ruminants in
    Tennessee


» Updated Federal Funding Guide Released

 

What is Sustainable Agriculture?

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) is a USDA competitive grants program that provides information to improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life. The primary goals of sustainable agriculture include:

  • Providing a more profitable farm income
  • Promoting environmental stewardship, including:
      › Protecting and improving soil quality
      › Reducing dependence on non-renewable resources, such as fuel
        and synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, and
      › Minimizing adverse impacts on safety, wildlife, water quality and     other environmental resources
  • Promoting stable, prosperous farm families and communities

 

Managing marketing & financial risks on Tennessee fruit & vegetable farms

Jonny Buchanan Video

Tennessee organic grower Jonny Buchanan shares how he manages marketing and financial risks on his farm in Knoxville, Tennessee.

 

 

Larry Heidkamp Video

Tennessee vegetable grower Larry Heidkamp shares how he manages marketing and financial risks on his farm in Columbia, Tennessee.

 

 

Mike Katrutsa Video

Tennessee fruit and vegetable grower Mike Katrutsa shares how he manages marketing and financial risks on his farm in Camden, Tennessee.

 

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Delton Gerloff - dcgerloff@utk.edu
The University of Tennessee

Tennessee State University

Roy Bullock - fbullock@tnstate.edu
Tennessee State University