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Sustainable Agriculture in Tennessee



» Updated Federal Funding Guide Released

» Southern SAWG Conference
   January 27-30, 2016
   Lexington, KY


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


Elements of Sustainability

Narrated by Clark Garland



Delton Gerloff -
The University of Tennessee

Tennessee State University

Roy Bullock -
Tennessee State University