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SHARE
Sustainable Agriculture
Research and Education Program


Producer Involvement Boosts SARE Program


F farmers and ranchers
have become an integral
part of the USDA Sustainable
Agriculture Research and
Education (SARE) program
since it was established as a
competitive grants program
in 1988. Eight years later,
producers help set priorities,
select projects, develop
programs, implement on-farm
trials and aid in outreach to
their peers on a wide range of
projects that cover the vast
spectrum of agriculture.
"We involve farmers and
ranchers in all aspects of
SARE, particularly because
they are our primary audi-
ence," says Rob Myers, SARE
director. "We feel this is one
of the most unique and valu-
able aspects of the program."
SARE develops information
for producers about how to owa pork producer Tom F
Iowa pork producer Tom Fr
farm more profitably while State University researcher.
protecting the resource base SARE rotational grazing pr
and enhancing their commu- a lot of interest in pasturin
nities. Its structure four
regions, each with technical What
review committees and a The USDA's Sustainable
administrative councils that Education program is a fedi
recommend selection of with regional leadership an
project grants encourages a Authorized by the 19851
producer participation in all ed in 1988. The FY96 appn
parts of the grant process, a SARE's mission is to inc
including priority-setting and help farmers and ranchers
evaluation of proposals. practices that are profitable.
beneficial to local commun
Setting Priorities a SARE provides funding
education and extension pi
SARE's four regional admin- producers, educators and I
istrative councils are made .....
up of producers, extension agents, researchers and
representatives from industry, nongovernmental organi-
zations and state and federal agencies. The councils
recommend grant funding decisions to USDA and deter-
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by farmer representatives
who bring forward issues
they see in the field and in
their communities.
For example, members of
the North Central adminis-
trative council determined
in 1995 the region would
benefit from more research
on the marketing of farm
products.
"Marketing is something
farmers need a lot of help
with," says Tom Guthrie,
council chairman and a
southwest Michigan hay
farmer. "People have
trouble setting up markets
and getting their products
to markets in a way that
is economically advanta-
geous."

Selecting Projects
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zen plans to work with Iowa
make information from his considered by SARE's
t widely available. "There is regional administrative
ogs," he says. councils, they are reviewed
and ranked by technical
SARE? committees, which include
culture Research and representatives from a
competitive grants program variety of backgrounds.
cision-making structures. Producers like John Merrill,
m Bill, SARE was first fund- a New Hampshire dairy-
ition totals $11.5 million. man, play an important role
;e knowledge about and on the committees, applying
pt more sustainable their practical knowledge
vironmentally sound and to ideas conceived by
and society in general. researchers.
research, demonstration, Merrill joined the
cts carried out by scientists,
ate sector representatives. Northeast Region technical
committee five years ago
and served for three years before moving to the
Northeast administrative council. Although project
reviews entailed many hours each year, he felt he
benefited as much as he gave of himself.
"In some ways I contributed, but I feel I got more out of
(continued on page 2)






How SARE Works


SARE has funded hundreds of projects to explore and apply
economically profitable, environmentally sound and socially
supporting farming systems. Four types of grants currently fund
SARE projects.
1) SARE Research and Education Grants: Since 1988,
competitive grants for sustainable agriculture research and
education have been awarded by four regional administrative
councils. Generally ranging from $30,000 to $200,000, they fund
projects that usually involve scientists, producers and others in
an interdisciplinary approach. Successful proposals typically
include economic analysis and outreach components.
2) Agriculture in Concert with the Environment (ACE):
Established in 1991 in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, ACE funds research and education projects
that find and expand ways to prevent agriculture-related
resource degradation. EPA funding is matched with SARE
dollars to create ACE grants.


3) SARE Producer Grants: In 1992, the North Central Region
initiated a small grants program for farmers and ranchers to run
on-site research experiments. By 1995, each SARE administra-
tive council had picked up the idea. Producers apply for grants
that typically run between $500 and $5,000.
4) SARE Professional Development Grants: To spread the
knowledge about sustainable concepts and practices gained
from SARE projects, Congress began appropriating funds for
professional development for Cooperative Extension Service
staff and other ag professionals in 1994. In the first three years,
funds have been used for competitive grants and state-specific
funding. SARE professional development grants are used for a
variety of approaches, ranging from conducting workshops to
creating educational videos to hosting on-farm training sessions
for extension workers.
For information on grant applications and procedures, contact
your region's communications specialist listed on page 8.


Producer Involvement Boosts SARE Program- continued from page 1


it than I put in," Merrill says. "I had an opportunity to learn a
huge amount about a lot of areas of agriculture that I didn't
know much about. And I had the opportunity to be involved
with a group of incredibly bright and motivated people."

Developing Proposals
In most cases, farmers and ranchers collaborate with
researchers to create proposals for SARE funding. Tom
Trantham, a Pelzer, S.C., dairyman, discovered SARE at a
time when his farming practices needed an overhaul. "I had
focused so tightly on production I didn't really see the rest
of the world," Trantham says. "I would wake up some
mornings and hope the place had burned down."
One spring, when Trantham lacked the capital or credit to
buy his usual supply of commercial fertilizer, he hauled an
old manure spreader from the back of his barn and treated
one of his pastures. By April, the feld was beautiful.

"I had focused so tightly on production
I didn't really see the rest of the world."

"I let the cows out, and they went straight to that field," he
says. "I said to myself, 'If farmers could have 12 Aprils, they
could make it on pasture.'"
He began to explore a southern strategy for rotational
grazing. He approached Clemson University researchers
who helped him craft a proposal for SARE funding. Once
the proposal was approved, Trantham worked with Clemson
scientists to test methods of establishing fertile, nutritious
year-round grass pastures.
Trantham now realizes more profits and has time to
undertake farm improvements. "In the last two years, I've
been the happiest I have ever been on this farm," he says.
After completing the SARE project, Trantham agreed to join
the Southern Region administrative council. In 1995, he was
elected chairman.


Awarding Producer Grants
On-farm research trials involving producer collaboration with
scientists have been a component of many SARE-funded
projects since the program's inception. Recognizing producer
interest was growing, SARE also began directly funding
farmers, such as Iowa pork producer Tom Frantzen. In 1994,
Frantzen received a SARE grant to expand his rotational
grazing experiments. For three years, Frantzen had been
turning his 1,100 hogs out to graze in crop fields, including
strips of corn and alfalfa. The SARE grant, which enables him
to produce data about sow weight and input costs, shows he
can make a profit. Today, he produces a 40-pound pig at a
cost-efficient $14.

Training Professionals
Producer involvement is also crucial for SARE's
two-year-old effort to communicate sustainable agriculture
concepts and practices to Cooperative Extension Service
staff. A special congressional appropriation funds SARE's
Professional Development Program, which offers informa-
tion and education relevant to sustainable agriculture to
extension agents and others who work in the field.
In Montana and Idaho, members of local farm improve-
ment clubs are providing leadership in the effort. The clubs,
the brainchild of the Alternative Energy Resources
Organization (AERO) in Helena, Mont., began in 1990 as a
way for farmers and ranchers to share information about
sustainable agriculture. With a professional development
grant from SARE's Western Region, AERO enlisted farmers
from the clubs to train ag professionals.
"We like the collaborative model of research and
learning," says Nancy Matheson, AERO agricultural
program manager. "We've always encouraged clubs to
hook up with resource people, and 99 percent have done
that. Now we're taking that model to the [Extension
Service] audience."





grain supplementation. In 1996, the project will focus on pasture-nutrient analysis and meat
quality, such as beef flavor differences, cholesterol analysis and fat and protein content. This
SARE-sponsored research has sparked many collaborative studies, such as one that could
result in a computer-based grading tool more objective than human graders in slaughter plants.
Consumers might gain in other ways too, additional studies show. Pasturing can enhance cattle
health, reduce mud and manure in slaughterhouses, improve leather quality and protect water
resources. (North Central Region projects ANC94-21 and LNC94-76.)


On-farm visits provide living classrooms for
Extension staff undertaking professional
development in West Virginia.


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Finishing beef on pasture
rather than on a feedlot
can increase ranchers'
income while enhancing
natural resources.


In-Field Classrooms Aid Extension
An innovative program that emphasized a hands-on
approach has given West Virginia Extension
agents a better perspective on how to implement
and encourage sustainable agriculture practices.
Supported by a SARE professional development
grant over a two-year period, the intensive, four-
week courses featured on-farm sessions where
agents worked side by side with farm families
performing daily chores. Agents learned firsthand
how to integrate production and marketing efforts
with natural resource protection. On other site
visits, participants reviewed a range of sustainable
methods, including rotational grazing, composting
of animal manure and yard wastes, nutrient manage-
ment for field crops, and wetlands identification and
protection. Writings by noted sustainable ag authors helped brief the partici-
pants, who also attended workshops and meetings with ag information
specialists. The grant covered honoraria for farmers, travel expenses for
resource specialists and participants, and various educational materials. It
also funded each agent's attendance at two regional sustainable farming
conferences. By many accounts, the on-the-ground professional develop-
ment was a big success. 'The training has certainly influenced almost every
program I work with," says Brad Smith, Grant County, one of 11 Extension
agents to have gone through the program. A similar approach could work in
other states regardless of their average farm size, given administrative
support and careful scheduling of Extension staff, project leader Keith Dix
points out. (Northeast Region project ENE94-2.)


Here's how some SARE projects are
helping farmers and ranchers increase
profits, protect the environment and
serve communities across the country.

Fatter Profits From Leaner Beef
Ranchers as well as consumers could benefit from pasture-based
systems for finishing beef cattle. Pastured cattle gain weight
more economically and provide leaner steaks than feedlot-fattened
steers, according to a SARE study in Missouri involving crosses
of Angus, Gelbvieh and Hereford breeds. Cattle rotating through
tall fescue/mixed clover paddocks and fed no grain gained weight
at a cost of $41 per hundredweight, compared with $57 for steers
fed only a rapid-gain, corn-based ration in confinement. The grain-
fed steers finished faster and most graded higher at slaughter
than the pastured cattle-but would have lost at least $25 per head
based on 1995 beef prices. Fed stockpiled pasture for 45 days after
the grazing season ended, each of the pastured cattle could have
netted ranchers $40 in profits, the analysis shows. Researchers
obtained intermediate results when nastured cattle received some






CRP Choices Favor Grazing
New Mexico farmers who have
been protecting nearly a half-million
acres of erosion-prone land in the
Conservation Reserve Program
since 1986 are reviewing their
options under the next Farm Bill.
Pasturing cattle might be the best
choice. Researchers have shown
that weeping lovegrass, a well-
adapted forage that farmers planted
on many CRP acres, allows excel-
lent grazing. Lovegrass provides
beef cattle with weight gains of
2 to 3 pounds per day during
spring and early summer, while
supporting a stocking density up to
five times higher than native
rangeland species. Scientists in the
BY REX KIRKSEY SARE-funded project also have
Impressive weight gains make been studying the feasibility of returning some acreage to dryland sorghum and
pasturing cattle on lovegrass in New wheat production. But with below-average precipitation the past two years, row
Mexico a viable alternative to grain
production on erosion-prone acreage. cropping under various tillage regimes has proved riskier than grazing. Best
cropping results so far have been in small, no-till sorghum plots that yielded an
average of 370 pounds per acre in 1995. That's below county-average yields of 500
to 600 pounds per acre for sorghum last year. Additional moisture or fertilizer
might help a bit. The project also has shown it is easy and inexpensive to add
wildlife-encouraging plants and watering sites on semiarid grasslands to strengthen
the ecosystem. (Western Region project LW93-33.)

A Smoother Path for Milk Producers
A sustainable dairy systems manual and training
program to be launched in 1996 for Extension agents in
Tennessee and Kentucky could become a model for
other states. The manual emphasizes whole-farm man-
agement, profitability and keeping pace with changing
technology in an environmentally sound manner. It
includes advice on forage- and feeding systems, milking
centers, manure management, farmstead planning,
housing for dry cows and heifer replacements, labor
recommendations, information management and more.
Each chapter contains worksheets for different dairy-
system scenarios for 50 to 800 cows, including a
50-cow grazing model. Extension staff can enter work-
sheet data into a computer program that accompanies
the manual, generating decision-aiding spreadsheets
linked to other chapter topics. Many chapters also can be
used as stand-alone guides. With the help of a SARE PHOTO BY CLARK GAULANT
professional development grant, dozens of Extension agents, farm Participants crafting a comprehensive
management specialists and farmers already have received pilot training dairy systems manual Included practical
for using the manual, which is slated for full release in fall 1996 Authors information for dozens of scenarios to
for using the manual, which is slated for full release in fall 1996. Authors educate farmers and Extension staff.
predict at least 500 dairy farm families will benefit from educational
programs based on the manual during the next two years, with dozens
more dairy operators developing detailed farm and financial plans based
on the manual's software. The project's 24-member interdisciplinary team
is sharing results with farm professionals and related groups nationwide.
(Southern Region project LST94-4.)






Soil Amendments Help Potatoes Thrive
Healthy soil and a dynamic ecosystem allow potato
plants to compete better against pests and could
provide growers with more consistent yields,
SARE-sponsored research in Maine suggests. Use
of amendments such as manure and potato-based
compost improve soil structure and enable fields to
retain more moisture, the results show. In drought
conditions, amended plots averaged 28 percent
higher yields in 1994 and 9 percent more in 1995
compared with conventionally managed potato plots.
Although use of the purchased amendments added
$270 per acre in costs, yield increases and adequate
crop prices should enable potato farmers to cover
expenses and boost overall profits. Growers could
trim costs by reducing use of commercial fertilizers
and by composting their own potato culls, other
studies show. Scientists in the SARE-funded project
also are developing environmentally safe ways to
manage Colorado potato beetle, a common and PHOTO BY ELEANOR (
sometimes devastating pest increasingly resistant to insecticides. Introducing By disabling a Colorado potato beetle
beneficial stinkbugs and two microbial pest controls Beauveria larva, a stinkbug (Perillus bioculatus)
helps a potato plant retain leaves and
bassiana and Bacillus thuringiensis reduced emergence of beetle adults in produce a better crop.
potato plots by an average of 65 percent. The beneficial spread slowly, and
two of them the stinkbug and B. bassiana are not commercially
available yet. But they could prove cost-effective in some areas eventually.
Combined use of the beneficial gives a longer pest control period than is
possible with conventional insecticides. (Northeast Region projects LNE93-36
and ANE93-18.)

Software Offers New Options
A user-friendly computer program
should make it easier for farmers to
generate multi-year, whole-farm
management plans based on
ecologically sound practices.
Scheduled for release by the USDA-
Ss NRCS in late 1997, the Crop Rotation
Planning System (CROPS) will help
farmers protect natural resources
while maintaining or increasing
profitability. The software assists
farmers in complying with federal
and state land-use requirements. It
integrates income- and crop-production
goals with field-by-field environmental
risk assessments based on data such as
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"CROPS" software will help farmers yield and input history and other economic information. CROPS helps farmers
select crop rotations that meet income determine optimal rotations by comparing alternative plans having up to three
and production goals as well as
land-use regulations, crops per field per year, including cover crops. The program forecasts results
for each site, such as expected yields, annual soil loss and pesticide leaching
potential. Testing on four farms in Virginia in 1995 helped researchers improve
the software. The livestock- and nutrient-management portion now better
addresses the storage and use of on-farm manure, for example. Researchers hope
to make the program more flexible for vegetable growers who prefer to make
decisions closer to planting time. (Southern Region project AS92-4.)





























Viewers from the
South Pacific
to the mid-Atlantic
saw satellite
telecasts featuring
grazing tips,
integrated pest
control and
alternative
rangeland crops.


Diversifying Rotations Improves Corn Profits
New York cash-grain farmers who rotate crops are boosting corn profits by $30 to
$115 per acre while protecting the environment, SARE on-farm research shows. Rotations
enhance corn yields and make it easier to reduce inputs. Eliminating the need for corn root-
worm insecticide alone saves $15 to $20 per acre. By growing corn after soybeans, farmers
increased yields by 8 to 27 bushels per acre compared with nonrotated corn last year on the
four farms ranging in size from 200 to 1,600 acres in this study. The farmers did even
better when they used a three-year rotation of soybeans, winter wheat/frost-seeded clover
and corn, boosting corn yields by 20 to 25 bushels per acre. With one or more nitrogen-
providing crops in the rotation, the farmers reduced their need for commercial nitrogen by
an average of 30 percent. They pared herbicide costs for corn by 60 percent by spraying
weedkillers only in narrow bands in the crop rows and by cultivating weeds just once.
Favorable market prices for wheat and soybeans also strengthened farmers' profits. Studies
such as this are helping cash croppers realize that smart rotations can outperform continu-
ous corn despite government corn-growing incentives. (Northeast Region project ANE 92-8.)
A corn, soybean and clover/wheat mix can be more profitable than continuous corn in New
York, thanks to reduced commercial fertilizer and herbicide costs.


Resource Managers Tap Information Frontier
More than 15,000 extension staff, ranchers and other ag-related professionals throughout the U.S.
and the Tropics learned about sustainable land-management practices from satellite broadcasts
and videos last year. With funding from a Western SARE professional development grant, an
eight-state educational project led by the Cooperative Extension Service in Wyoming and Colorado
succeeded in reaching an even wider audience than expected. A live satellite broadcast to 159 sites
nationwide in early 1995 gave participants a chance to phone in questions to a panel of experts during
half of the program. Another 90-minute telecast in April that used taped footage emphasized case
studies. Examples included improved grazing management near streambanks, scheduling calving for
better forage use and increased income in Montana, crop rotation for soil-nutrient management in
Colorado and niche-market development for alternative crops on rangeland. Viewers from as far away
as Guam and Hawaii benefited from the programs. State Extension services, collaborating universi-
ties, ag-related agencies and crop management associations publicized the free broadcasts. All spon-
sors and dozens of other groups received video copies for rebroadcast or for film libraries. Impressed
with their results, project organizers obtained an additional SARE grant for a 30-minute "infomercial"
to promote sustainable agriculture in the western United States. (Western Region project EW94-18.)


Soil Microbes Curb Damaging Weeds
Naturally occurring soil bacteria can help tame a noxious weed that costs
wheat farmers $145 million in yield losses annually, cutting-edge research
in Washington state has shown. Jointed goatgrass, which infests
5 million acres nationally, is spreading because it is difficult to control
and its seeds are hard to separate from small grain at harvest. In a
SARE-funded winter wheat research project, soil microbiologist Ann C.
Kennedy found that selected bacterial strains can inhibit root growth
of a specific weed such as goatgrass. Surface spraying a combination of
the three best strains in fall when planting winter wheat prevents 30 to
75 percent of aboveground growth of goatgrass, four years of research
station trials showed. The soil bacteria flourish in cold weather and
produce a compound that slows the weed's root growth, allowing the
crop to compete better. Following up with small doses of low-toxicity
herbicides provides additional weed control. As part of a national program
to manage goatgrass, the scientists hope to do larger on-farm trials to
increase the survival rate of the bacteria, which die in summer. The
microorganisms are easy to manufacture, meaning this research could
lead to an inexpensive, ecologically sound weed-control product within
10 years. (Western Region project AW91-5.)


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To protect wheat, SARE-funded scientists apply
bacteria in fall to slow the growth of goatgrass,
a noxious weed.






Bringing Chefs to the Farm Raises Profits
An Indiana grower's use of integrated pest management
and shrewd direct marketing have attracted a bevy of new
customers for his consumer-oriented crop farm. In 1992, Brian
Churchill began using IPM on some of Countryside Farm's
100 acres of sweet corn, melons, tomatoes and other
produce. Last year, with a SARE producer grant of nearly
$3,000, Churchill used pest scouting and other IPM strategies
on all of his horticultural crops. He cut insecticide costs by two
thirds, saving at least $4,000. A single, well-timed insecticide
application managed corn earworm effectively on all 60 acres
of sweet corn, compared with five sprays previously. To help
publicize results, Churchill held a summer "expo" that
brought 50 chefs from top restaurants in nearby Louisville,
Ky., to the Depauw, Ind., farm. "We showed we can produce
the volumes they need in as good or better a quality as they
can get anywhere," says Churchill. The marketing strategy is
paying off. Churchill expects to triple his restaurant sales in
1996, to more than $18,000, partly because two chefs now use
the farm's name on their menus. Another has given out free
ears of Churchill's low-input popcorn as a promotion. Other
specialty marketing efforts to promote Countryside Farm's
low-pesticide crops include a customer newsletter, farm tours
for school groups, talks at regional horticulture conferences
and serving as a location for a television station's gardening
show. (North Central Region project FNC94-58.)
On-farm visits, such as the tour these chefs received
at a Pennsylvania farm, can improve farm sales.
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Practical Information

From SARE
Getting research results and helpful information to
farmers in a timely, useful fashion is a high priority
of the SARE program. That's why SARE manages
the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN), a
cooperative effort between land-grant universities,
Extension, nonprofits, agribusinesses, farmers and
ranchers to promote effective communication
about sustainable agriculture through a variety of
printed and electronic information tools.
Contact your region's communications
specialist (see box, right) to find out how to
obtain free project summaries, annual reports
and other valuable materials. In addition, you can
buy the following SAN publications by sending a
purchase order or check payable to Sustainable
Agriculture Publications, Hills Building,
University of Vermont, Burlington VT
05405-0082. For information on SAN Internet
services, request the free flyer, "Getting Started
Electronically With The Sustainable Agriculture
Network." To inquire about bulk discounts and
rush orders, phone: (802) 656-0471.




AGRICULTU
Directory of Expertise









The Sustainable Agriculture Directory of
Expertise. $18.95. This "Yellow Pages" of
sustainable agriculture puts you in touch with
more than 700 individuals and organizations
with expertise in sustainable agriculture.
Seven handy indexes help you customize your
search. Accompanying 3.5-inch diskette ver-
sion provides additional listings.
Showcase of Sustainable Agriculture
Information and Educational Materials. $4.95.
More than 100 pages abstracting scores of
publications, videos and other information
sources on sustainable farming. Expanded and
updated in '94, this is an excellent resource for
educators and outreach personnel.
Managing Cover Crops Profitably. $9.95.
A practical, 114-page handbook that helps
remove the guesswork for farmers consider-
ing cover crops.
* The Real Dirt Farmers Tell About Organic
and Low-Input Practices in the Northeast.
$13.95. 264 pages of firsthand advice from
experienced practitioners on the many
biological, cultural, mechanical and chemical
options available to organic and low-input
farmers.



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SARE Contacts


National Office
Rob Myers, SARE Director
Room 3868 South Bldg., Ag Box 2223
Washington, D.C. 20250-2223
(202) 720-5203; (202) 720-6071 (fax)
rmyers@reeusda.gov

Kim Kroll, Associate Director
Valerie Berton, Communications Specialist
0322 Symons Hall, Zip 5565
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405-5270; (301) 314-7373 (fax)
vberton@wam.umd.edu

SARE Regii
Coordinator/Communications Specialist
Northeast
Fred Magdoff/Beth Holtzman
University of Vermont
Hills Building
Burlington, VT 05405-0082
(802) 6560471; (802) 6564656 (fax)
fnagdoff@moose.uvm.edu
bholtzma@moose.uvm.edu
Southern
Gerald F. Arkin/Gwen Roland
University of Georgia
Agricultural Experiment Station
Griffin, GA 30223-1797
(770) 4124787; (770) 412-4789 (fax)
sareace@gaes.griffin.peachnet.edu
North Central
Steve Waller, Coordinator
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
13-AActivities Bldg.
Lincoln, NE 68583-0840
(402) 472-7081; (402) 472-0280 (fax)
sare001@unlvm.unl.edu
Western
Phil Rasmussen, Coordinator
Utah State University
Plants, Soils & Biomet. Dept., UMC 4820
Logan, UT 84322-4820
(801) 797-3394; (801) 797-3376 (fax)
soilcomp@cc.usu.edu
Kristen Kelleher, Communications Specialist
SARE/Hopkins Road
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
(916)752-5987; (916) 754-8550 (fax)
kkelleher@ucdavis.edu


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Andy Clark, SAN Coordinator
National Agricultural Library, Room 304
10301 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
(301) 504-6425; (301) 504-6409 (fax)
san@nal.usda.gov

Harry Wells, ACE
EPA Office of Pesticide Programs, MC 7501W
401 M Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20460
(703) 3088139
(703) 308-7026 (fax)
wells.harry@epamail.epa.gov

nal Contacts
Professional Development Coordinators
Northeast
Herb Cole
217 Buckhout Lab
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-7235; (814) 863-7217 (fax)
Southern
Roger Crickenberger
Cooperative Extension Service, Box 7602
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7602
(919) 515-3252; (919) 515-5950 (fax)
Jim Lukens
National Center for Appropriate Technology
P.O. Box 3657
Fayetteville, AR 72702
(800) 346-9140; (501) 442-9842 (fax)
John O'Sullivan
North Carolina CES, P.O. Box 21928
North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, NC 27420-1928
(910)334-7957; (910)334-7207 (fax)
North Central
George Bird
Room 243 Natural Science Bldg.
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-3890; (517) 3534354 (fax)
Elbert Dickey (See Nebraska office address)
Western
Jill Auburn
SARE/Hopkins Road, Univ. of California
Davis, CA 95616
(916) 754-8548; (916) 754-8550 (fax)


Reach the Sustainable Agriculture Network via the Internet al httpl./vw. cI S.nsu.edlu/Sn/




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