WESTERN SARE ANNOUNCES GRANT COMPETITION
USDA's Western Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
is calling for proposals for producer-directed research efforts.
and producer groups in the Western U.S. can compete for grants to
evaluate, and test sustainable agriculture practices and challenges.
Proposals must be led by one or more producers, include a professional
agricultural technical advisor and provide a plan for sharing
their communities. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m.,
Standard Time, on January 17, 2000. To apply, contact the host office
State University on (435) 797-2257, or check the web on
The call for proposals will be available on-line after October 29 at
Sustainable Agriculture Coming of Age in the Year 2000
Innovative agricultural techniques, scientific research, networking,
of the future, and examples of successful sustainable agriculture.
by USDA Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, with
contributions from land-grant universities and the Federal sustainable
agriculture effort. Check the web site at <http://wsare.usu.edu/2000>
Global Sustainability Conference
Carbon sequestration and ecological practices in agriculture and
global warming, water quality, bio-energy, soil health, world food
production agriculture, and ecological economics. Sponsored by the
County Soil & Water Conservation District and the Shawnee RC&D Council.
E-mail: <Michele.Gidcumb@ilridgway.fsc.usda.gov> For more information,
the conference agenda on the NRCS Illinois web site at:
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