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

Southern SARE logo

State Coordinators

Rob Holland
University of Tennessee

Jason de Koff
Tennessee State University

Program Assistant

Troy Dugger
University of Tennessee

UT Extension and TSU Extension logos