AgTech: Sustainable Agriculture Seminar Set for May 14 at NMSU

Programs and activities related to sustainable agriculture research and education will be the topic during a seminar from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, May 14, in Room 297 at Gerald Thomas Hall on the New Mexico State University campus.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education is a national organization started in 1988, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.

SARE provides grants and education programs to advance agricultural innovation, promote profitability, stewardship of the land, air and water, and improve quality of life for farmers, ranchers and their communities. SARE is divided into different regions to be able to effectively address sustainability issues in different parts of the United States. New Mexico falls under the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education region.

WSARE is dedicated to supporting innovative research and education in the western U.S. and the Pacific Islands on agriculture practices and systems that are profitable, ecologically sound, and good for communities and families.

Teryl Roper (new regional coordinator for WSARE), and Jim Freeburn (head of WSARE's Professional Development Program), will be visiting New Mexico from Tuesday, May 12, to Thursday, May 14. The WSARE leaders will be visiting Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces.

The Las Cruces visit will include the seminar presentation about the activities and funding programs of the WSARE. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the WSARE leaders after the seminar. All are invited to this seminar.

Also, a call for 2016 proposals for four Western SARE grant programs has been released. Descriptions of each program and links to the full call can be found at Source:

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