November 21-25, 1994
Event: Systems-Oriented Research in Agriculture and Rural
Place: Montpellier, France
Contact: Secretariat of the Symposium: Systems-Oriented
Research in Agriculture and Development. BP 5035,
34032 Montpellier cedex 01, France.
Phone: (33) 67 61 71 85. FAX: (33) 67 61 71 86.
November 30-December 1, 1994
*Event: Hiawatha Grazing Conference
Place: Rochester, Minnesota
Contact: Hiawatha Grazing Conference, 2438 N.W., 75th Street,
Rochester, MN 55901, Dan French,
Phone: (507) 635-5619,
or Mike Watson,Phone: (507) 289-3882.
December 1, 1994
*Event: The first Organic Food and Herb Marketing Conference
Place: Orlando, Florida
Contact: Organic Food Business News, P.O. Box 161132, Altamonte
Springs, FL 32716. FAX: (407) 628-9935.
December 1-4, 1994
*Event: The Fifth Conference on Rural and Farm Women in
Place: The National 4-H Conference Center, Chevy Chase, MD
Contact: Ann Effland, ERS/USDA, Room 932D, 1301 New York Ave.,
NW, Washington, D.C. 20005-4788.
Phone: (202) 219-0788. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
December 2-3, 1994
*Event: The Conservation Reserve Program and The Future of
Place: Campus of SWCC in Creston, Iowa
Contact: For more information about the conference, including a
brochure, registration materials and a list of
featured speakers, please contact Iowa CCI at
Sponsor: Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) and
Southwestern Community College (SWCC)
December 3, 1994
*Event: "Putting Small Acreage to Work,"
Place: Springfield, Illinois
Contact: Information Services, 65 Mumford Hall, 1301 W. Gregory
Drive, Urbana, IL 61801. Phone: (217) 333-4785.
Sponsor: The University of Illinois Cooperative Extension
December 6-7, 1994
*Event: Soil Health: The Basis of Current and Future
Place: Holiday Inn in Decatur, Illinois
Contact: Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant, ISAN, P.O. Box 410,
Greenview, IL 62642. (217) 968-5512.
December 7, 1994
*Event: 1995 FARM BILL POLICY CONFERENCE
Place: NIACC Auditorium and Muse-Norris Conference Center in
Mason City, Iowa
Contact: For program information: Judith Gildner at (515)
294-6257 or Rich Pirog at (515) 294-1854. To
register, call NIACC at (515) 421-4358.
Sponsor: The Center for Agricultural and Rural Development
(CARD), the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture,
Iowa State University Extension, and North Iowa Area
Community College (NIACC).
December 7-9, 1994
*Event: Generating Wealth: Financial Planning
Place: Stockman Inn in North Platte, Nebraska
Contact: Jan Deatrich at (308) 367-4319
Sponsor: Holistic Resources Management group, Nebraska
December 11-16, 1994
Event: 10th International Organic Agriculture IFOAM Conference
Place: Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand
Contact: IFOAM Conference, Centre for Continuing Education,
PO Box 84, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Phone: (64) (3) 325-2811. FAX: (64) (3) 325-2944.
December 12-13, 1994
*Event: "Protecting Groundwater: Promoting Understanding,
Accepting Responsibility, and Taking Action"
Place: Washington, D.C.
Contact: Terrene Institute, 1717 K St., NW, #801,
Washington, D.C. 20006. Phone: (202) 833-8317.
December 14, 1994
Event: Fertilizer Research and Education Program Annual
Place: Kearny Agricultural Center, Parlier, California
Contact: Jacques Franco, FREP, California Department of Food and
Agriculture, PO Box 942871 Sacramento, CA 94271-0001.
Phone: (916) 653-5340.
December 22-25, 1994
Event: Prairie Forum/Community Futures, '94
Place: Victoria Inn, Brandon, Manitoba.
Contact: Joy Dornian, Conference Coordinator, WESTARC Group
#1 - 723 Rosser Ave Brandon MB Canada.
Phone: (204) 729-3451. FAX: (204) 727-7555.
January 6-8, 1995
*Event: Practical Farmers of Iowa, 10 Anniversary
Place: Starlight Village Best Western Motel, Ames, Iowa
Contact: Call Sharon Thompson at (515) 432-1560, or Rick Exner
or Gary Huber at (515) 294-1923.
January 13-15, 1995
*Event: 1995 Annual Conference of the Southern Sustainable
Agriculture Working Group (SAWG)
Place: Gulf State Park Resort Hotel and Convention Center,
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Contact: Keith Richards, PO Box 324, Elkins, AR 72727. Phone:
501-292-3714. E-mail: HN3551@handsnet.org.
January 25-28, 1995
Event: 15th Annual Eco Farm Conference: "Seeds of
Sustainability...Planting Our Future"
Place: Asilomar, California
Contact: Committee for Sustainable Agriculture, P. O. Box 838,
San Martin, CA 95046-0838
FEBRUARY 2-5, 1995
*Event: North American Farmers Direct Marketing Conference
Place: Knoxville, Tennessee
Contact: Phone: (615) 694-6545
February 10-17, 1995
*Event: A Full Week of Berry Conferences
Place: Sheraton Plaza Hotel, Orlando, Florida
Contact: North American Bramble Growers and International Ribes
Association: Paul Otten, 2124 University Avenue, W.,
St. Paul, MN 55114-1838. (612) 659-2418.
FAX: (612)659-2464; North American Strawberry Growers
Association: Bill & Treva Courter, PO Box 160,
W. Paducah, KY 42086. Phone/FAX: (502) 488-2116
February 22-23, 1995
*Event: Farming for the Future: Partners in Stewardship
Place: Syracuse, NY
Contact: Department of Soil and Atmospheric Science, Attn: Pam
Kline,144 Emerson Hall College of Agriculture and Life
Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853.
Sponsors: Cornell Cooperative Extension, American Agriculturist
magazine, Cornell University Farming Alternatives
Program, Northeast Organic Farming Association-New
York, Agway, Soil Conservation Service, New York Sust-
tainable Agriculture Working Group, and many others
February 23-24, 1995
Event: CONFERENCE ON NITROGEN & WATER
Place: Everett, Washington at the Everett Pacific Hotel
Contact: Ed Adams, WSU Cooperative Extension - Spokane 601 W
First Avenue, Spokane WA 99204-0399.
Phone: (509) 458-3580. Stephen Cox, United States
Geological Survey, 1201 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA
98402. Phone: (206)593-6510.
Sponsor: Washington State University Cooperative Extension,
Washington State Department of Ecology, Washington
State Department of Health, BC Environment, and the
U.S.Environmental Protection Agency
February 26-28, 1995
Event: California Farm Conference
Place: Radisson Hotel, Sacramento, California
Contact: Small Farm Center, University of California-Davis,
Davis, CA 95616
May 8-10, 1995
Event: "Planning for a Sustainable Future: The Case of the
North American Great Plains"
Place: Lincoln, Nebraska
Contact: Dr. Donald Wilhite, Director, International Drought
Information Center, PO Box 830728, University of
Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583-0728
Phone: (402) 472-6707. FAX:(402) 472-6614.
Sponsor: Environment Canada, NOAA, University of
March 11-16. 1995
Event: European Symposium for Agriculture, Environment,Rural
Development: "Strategy for sustainable agriculture and
rural development in Europe "
Place: Rros (Roeros), Norway.
Contact: Helge Christie, N-2540 Tolga, Norway.
Phone: 47-62496039. FAX: 47-62496096.
June 11-14, 1995
Event: "Sustainable Aquaculture, '95"
Place: Ilikai Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii
Contact: Narendra Saxena. Phone: (808) 956-6163.
FAX: (808) 956-2580.
June 21-25, 1995
Event: Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment
Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Contact: Demetri Kantarelis, FAX: (508) 799-4502. E-mail:
July 6-20, 1995
*Event: A two-week intensive in sustainable systems design
Place: Shades of Harmony Farm, Kingston, Nova Scotia, Canada
Contact: For more information send $5.00 to the Institute for
449 University Ave., Suite 126, Charlottetown, Prince
Edward Island, Canada C1A 8K3. (902) 892-9578
June 19-30, 1995
*Event: An International Training Program in New Crops:
Aromatic and Medicinal Plants
Place: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Contact: Tom Robertson, ATTN: International Training Program in
Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, Continuing Education,
Purdue University, 1586 Stewart Center, West Lafayette,
IN 47907-1586. Phone: (317) 494-7220.
FAX: (317) 494-0567.
July 22-28, 1995.
*Event: Fuzzyness, Agriculture and Environment. This is a good
opportunity for fuzzy people interested in environment
and agriculture subjects, to meet and to exchange
ideas. We are interested in organizing special
sessions on both environment and agriculture. If you are
working on these subjects, you are invited to
submit, by e-mail, a small abstract of your work.
Contact: Marcelo T. Rochae,
Further information about IFSA'95 may be obtained at
the Internet address:
July 23-29, 1995
*Event: The First International Conference on Multiple
Objective Decision Support Systems for Land, Water, and
Environmental Management: Concepts, Approaches and
Place: The East West Center on the University of Hawaii's
campus Honolulu, Hawaii
Contact: Email: AGRSS@uhunix.uhcc.Hawaii.edu.
FAX: 808-956-6539. Include your mailing address.
Sponsors: Organizers include the World Association of Soil and
Water Conservation (Pacific Region), the International
Society on Multiple Criteria Decision
Making, the Soil and Water Conservation Society, the
East West Center, the Agricultural Research Service and
Forest Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture,
and the University of Hawaii.
If you would like us to include your events please send the event
name, place, contact, and sponsor, to Alternative Farming Systems
Information Center, ATTN: SAN/AFSIC Calendar, Room 304, National
Agricultural Library, 10301 Baltimore Boulevard, Beltsville,
Maryland 20705-2351. FAX: (301) 504-6409.
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program
Regional Research Grants Schedules
The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
program is a continuation of what was formerly known as LISA.
Grants are awarded on a competitive basis for research and
educational projects in sustainable agriculture.
Administration of the program takes place through four
regional centers, each of which has a separate schedule for
its call for proposals and other deadlines. The schedules
will be included in this calendar as they become available.
Following are the addresses of the Regional centers:
North Central Region Western Region
Steven S. Waller, Coordinator Phil Rasmussen,
13-A Activities Bld Coordinator
Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln Ag Systems Technology
Lincoln, NE 68583-0704 Utah State University
(402) 472-7081 Logan, UT 84322-2300
FAX: (402) 472-0280 FAX: (801) 797-4002
Internet: agdn009@unlvm. (801) 797-2230
Northeast Region Southern Region
Frederick R. Magdoff, Gerald F. Arkin,
Dept. of Plant & Soil Contact: Paula Ford, Program
University of Vermont University of Georgia
Burlington, VT 05405 Agriculture Experiment Station
(802) 656-2630 Griffen, GA 30223-1797
FAX: (802) 656-4656 (404) 412-4787;
Internet: FAX:(404) 412-4789
NORTH CENTRAL REGION: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD
February 1, 1994 Farmer Grant proposal mailed to
March 9-11, 1994 Combined Administrative
Council/Technical Committee Meeting
May 1, 1994 Farmer Grant Deadline
June 27-29, 1994 Administrative Council/Technical
Committee, Producer Grant Evaluation
July 15, 1994 Preproposal request sent to individuals
interested in SARE Program
September 9, 1994 Sustainable Agriculture Extension
Training Consortium (NCETC) meeting
September 16, 1994 Preproposals received by Regional
November 14-17, 1994 Administrative Council meets to select
preproposals for further development
December 2, 1994 Invitation to submit full proposal
January 23, 1995 Deadline for receiving full proposal
March 8-10, 1995 Administrative Council meets to evaluate
March, 1995 Technical Committee meets to evaluate
April 3-5, 1995 Recommendation for project funding by
SOUTHERN REGION: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, PR, SC, TN,
TX, VA and VI
March 3, 1994 Administrative Council and Technical
February, 1994 Notification of status of proposals and
producer initiated grants
February, 1994 Initiate negotiation with project
coordinators of successful proposals
March , 1994 Newsletter
Develop Plan of Work for submission to
USDA-CSRS and EPA
March , 1994 Release Call for Proposal for Regional
Release Call for Proposal for Regional
April, 1994 Submit Plan of Work to USDA-CSRS and
June 1, 1994 Regional Training Consortium/Network
Regional Training Projects proposal due.
June 13-15, 1994 Regional Administrative Council Meeting
June, 1994 Newsletter
September, 1994 Invitation for full SARE/ACE Proposal
Release Call for Producer-Initiated
January, 1995 Full Proposal due at the Host Consortium
Producer-Initiated Grants due at Host
WESTERN REGION: AL, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA,
WY and the Island Protectorates
October 3, 1994 Distribution of Chapter 1
(SARE/ACE) and Chapter 3 Calls for
November 29, 1994 Deadline for Submission of Chapter 1
January 9, 1995 Distribution of Producer Initiated
Grants Calls for Proposal (CFP)
January 10, 1995 Deadline for Submission of Chapter 3
March 6-7, 1995 Chapter 1 Technical Review Committee
March 8-9, 1995 Chapter 3 Technical Review Committee
March 27-28, 1995 Administrative Council Meets to consider
Chapter 1 & 3 proposals
August 21-24, 1995 Administrative Council Strategic
Planning Retreat (will also consider
NORTHEAST REGION: CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV
Proposed Schedule for FY 1994
January 19, 1994 Deadline for submitting proposals to
the regional coordinator's office
January 26, 1994 Deadline for submitting Farmer/Grower
proposals to regional coordinator's
March 19-22, 1994 Technical committee meets to evaluate
proposals for recommendation to the
March 22-23, 1994 Administrative council meets to consider
recommended projects and allocate funds
Early April, 1994 Grant applicants will be notified about
July 27, 1994 Northeast Region SARE/ACE Administrative
Council Meeting, at the Holiday Inn at
the Bradley International Airport,
Windsor Locks, Conn.
July 27-28, 1994 Northeast Region Sustainable Agriculture
Farm Tour. We will visit 6 farm and
community projects in Connecticut,
Massachusetts and Vermont where people
are working to create a more sustainable
food and agricultural system.