USU grant helps farmers throughout the west and island territories


Utah State University’s Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Center (SARE) has received $4.15 million to assist farmers and ranchers in the Western United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Numerous research projects have been led by Phil Rasmussen, director of the Western SARE Center and professor in USU’s Department of Plants, Soils and Climate. In the 16 years that Rasmussen has administered the Western Region SARE Center, USU has received more than $67 million to identify and manage over 1,200 research and extension programs in each of the 13 western states and the island territories.

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