Western SARE Seeking Technical Review Committee Nominations
The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program would
like to continue to expand our pool of Technical Review Committee members.
These individuals will review grant proposals and respond to the Western
SARE Administrative Council when recommendations are requested.
Nominees should be active in the agricultural community and understand
the salient issues of sustainable agriculture. Background materials about
the SARE mission and the work being done by the program are available
from the Western Region office at the address below, and at
We are soliciting individuals from the following areas
Native American Systems
Professional Agricultural Personnel
Agricultural Experiment Station
USDA - Natural Resource Conservation Service
USDA - Farm Service Agency
Soil & Water Conservation Associations/Districts
USDA - Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D's)
Other Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's)
Areas of interest: Livestock, Agronomy, Horticulture, Rural Sociology,
Tropical Agriculture, Aquaculture, Adult Education, Botany, Entomology,
Soils, Marketing, Grazing, Dairy, Agricultural Economics. Quality of Live
Appointments to the Western SARE Technical Review Committee usually last
to four years. The commitment includes, at least, one meeting a year --
Research and Education Grants and Professional Development Program Grants
in January OR Farmer/Rancher Grants in April. Some members of the
Technical Review Committee preform their reviews outside the meetings
and are not required to attend the annual meeting. For reviewers who attend
they are expected to evaluate grant proposals before the Technical Panel
associated with attending the meeting are paid by the program.
To apply, or to nominate a candidate, please send or e-mail name and contact
information, along with a brief description of qualifications and
background, to Western SARE, 4820 Old Main Hill, Utah State, Logan, Utah
Robert L. Newhall
Deputy Western SARE Coordinator
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-4820
About Western SARE
Since 1988 through federal fiscal 1999, the U.S. Congress has allocated
more than $103.3 million to the SARE effort; Western SARE has received
$23.2 million in funds.
The SARE program, which was authorized by Congress in the 1990 and 1996
Farm Bills, is managed in the West by an Administrative Council. The
committee of scientists, producers and administrators represent a variety
of interests and provide local leadership to research and training efforts.
It operates in cooperation with the USDA SARE office and the Cooperative
State Research, Education and Extension Service. V. Philip Rasmussen, a
soil scientist at the program's host institution, Utah State University, is
regional coordinator of the Western program.
The Western region includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado,
Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington,
Wyoming and the Island Protectorates of American Samoa, Guam, Micronesia
and the Northern Mariana Islands.
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