USU receives $4.2 million sustainability grant

Utah State University’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program has received a $4.2 million federal grant. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the mission of the program known as SARE is to promote sustainable agricultural practices across 13 western states and the islands of the Pacific, including American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and Micronesia. Researchers, educators, farmers and ranchers can apply to the USU-based SARE Center office for grants to develop, study or promote sustainability projects. USU has hosted the western SARE office for 16 years and raised about $55 million in grant funding.

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