Welcome to SARE in West Virginia
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
- What is the SARE program?
- What is Northeast SARE?
- How does SARE benefit you and your community?
- SARE Training Schedule 7/22/2012
- Webinar: Local Food System Initiatives Utilizing Collaboration & Community Networks
- Webinar: Community Food Program
The interdisciplinary training will provide Agents the needed tools and support to enhance their educational programs in their area. Following the training agents will develop and implement a community project that will build new capacity for farmers to access local higher-value markets. Ultimately, strengthening the local food system and farming communities in West Virginia.
As defined by Congress, sustainable agriculture is an integrated system of plant and animal production practices having a site-specific application that will, over the long term:
We can add to this by saying that sustainable agriculture is economically viable. If it is not profitable, it is not sustainable.
Sustainable agriculture is ecologically sound. We recognize that we must preserve the resource base that sustains us all.
Sustainable agriculture is socially supportive. A premise of sustainability is that the quality of life of farmers, farm families, and their communities is important.
A summary of SARE funding in West Virginia including one project highlight. This can be printed and distributed.
Here you will find bulletins, fact sheets and other educational resources related to sustainable agriculture.