Mar 25,26,27, 2008 - SARE's 20th Anniversary New American Farm Conference

Don't miss SARE's 20th Anniversary New American Farm conference. Tap into 20 years of groundbreaking SARE-funded research, experience and innovations.

  • Learn the ins and outs of marketing and production
  • Tour local farms to see sustainable agriculture at work
  • Talk with state-of-the-art researchers and innovators
  • Meet others, build partnerships
  • Explore SARE grant opportunities for your cutting-edge ideas
  • Help chart a course for 20 more years of SARE success!

Never before has the American public cared more about how and where its food is produced. New, lucrative markets are opening up: "natural", "organic", "local." People are growing more concerned about the quality of our nation's natural resources – and the communities they sustain.

More and more farmers and ranchers are turning to sustainable agriculture to boost profits, protect the land, air and water, and continue a rewarding way of life.

Learn more about how sustainable farming is rapidly changing the face of American agriculture. Come to the New American Farm conference – a gathering for farmers, ranchers, educators, researchers, students, advocates and the curious consumer. Meet others who share a passion for quality agriculture.

Who should come?

SARE's New American Farm conference is open to farmers, ranchers, teachers, researchers, students, advocates – or simply curious consumers. Anyone is welcome who wants to learn more about groundbreaking work in the exciting and rapidly expanding field of sustainable agriculture in America.


======= updated SARE Press Release - January 31, 2008 ======


SARE Announces 20th Anniversary Conference

The New American Farm: Advancing the Frontier of Sustainable Agriculture

Registrations are now being accepted for SARE's 20th Anniversary New American Farm Conference, to be held on March 25-27, 2008 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. For a full schedule of events, visit www.sare.org/2008conference.

Intended to shine a spotlight on SARE's innovative projects and impact, communicate the program's vision for the next 20 years, and engage the sustainable community in dialogue to achieve common goals, the event will feature 20 years of groundbreaking SARE-funded research, experience and innovations in sustainable agriculture.

"SARE envisions an enduring American agriculture of the highest quality," said Jill Auburn, SARE Director. "This agriculture is profitable, protects the nation's land and water and is a force for a rewarding way of life for farmers and ranchers whose quality products and operations sustain their communities and society."

SARE's New American Farm conference is open to farmers, ranchers, teachers, researchers, students, advocates – or simply curious consumers. Anyone is welcome who wants to learn more about groundbreaking work in the exciting and rapidly expanding field of sustainable agriculture in America. Conference attendees will:

sareGather new insights from pioneering producers, educators, researchers, and advocates.

sareExperience innovative production and marketing techniques featured on tours of over 35 farms and research facilities.

sareLearn about groundbreaking advancements and discuss emerging opportunities in 40 workshops and breakouts.

sareExplore nearly 100 posters displaying cutting-edge SARE funded research and education project results.

The closing plenary session will be presented by Shoshanah Inwood, the winner of SARE's New Voices Contest. Winning entries from SARE's Photo Contest will also be on display.

To register, call (573) 882-8320 or visit www.sare.org/2008conference. Call (614) 306-6422 or email
outreach (@) sare.org to request a print conference flier and registration form by mail. Individual registration rates are $250 per individual, inclusive of all conference meals. Registrations made after March 1 require a late fee and must be made online or by telephone. All registration closes March 19. Requests for refunds due to cancellation must be received in writing by March 1. Refunds will not be issued after March 1.

This release was distributed by the national outreach office of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. SARE's national outreach office is supported by a cooperative agreement between the University of Maryland and the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), USDA. SARE works with producers, researchers, and educators to promote farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound, and good for communities. We encourage you to reprint items of interest and to share this information freely. For more information about grants and other resources available through SARE, visit www.sare.org.


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