Updated “Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities” guide now available from SARE

This information was originally written and posted by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) and Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE)

“It can be difficult for farmers and ranchers to navigate the wide range of USDA resources and stay up to date with program changes after each Farm Bill.

Thanks to the newly updated¬†Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities, producers, researchers, nonprofits and landowners can easily find USDA programs that can help them achieve their goals. Download your free copy of¬†Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities¬†using the button below.”

“The 101-page guide covers 62 government programs and has been updated to include program¬†updates from the 2018 Farm Bill. Each program listing provides a description of the program‚Äôs available resources, information on how to apply, and in some cases, examples of how the funding has been used. The guide also includes basic information on how to design sound projects, find appropriate programs and write grant applications.

‚ÄúFarmers are hungry for resources to help them get started or answer specific questions.¬†Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities¬†provides a comprehensive, one-stop-shop to many helpful programs,‚ÄĚ says Kerri Ebert, coordinator of the Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops.¬†Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities¬†is¬†now available as a free download. Free print copies are also available from the National Center for Appropriate Technology‚Äôs ATTRA program.

To order, email¬†[email protected]¬†with your request. Don‚Äôt forget to include your shipping address.¬†Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches, and Communities¬†was produced through the collaboration of SARE, the¬†Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI), the¬†National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), and the¬†National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC). Funding was provided by SARE, the¬†Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)¬†and the¬†McKnight Foundation.”

USDA disclaimer: This material is distributed by SARE Outreach for the SARE Program and based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2019-38640-29881. SARE Outreach operates under cooperative agreements with the University of Maryland to develop and disseminate information about sustainable agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.