National Continuing Education Program in Sustainable Agriculture
- Dear Colleagues:
We're excited to inform you about SARE's new National Continuing
Education Program in Sustainable Agriculture, an online course for
Extension and other agricultural professionals.
The course provides a detailed introduction to sustainable agriculture
and what it means for farmers, ranchers and communities. Perhaps most
important, it explains how sustainable concepts and principles relate to
the roles of educators as they try to improve farming and ranching
Learn more at www.sare.org/coreinfo/ceprogram.htm.
In keeping with a 1994 congressional mandate requiring SARE and
Extension to train agricultural educators in sustainable agriculture,
we'd like you to encourage you and your colleagues to take this free,
user-friendly, self-paced course. Completing the course should help you:
* Work even more effectively with clients
* Develop research and education programs that address
* Adapt models that worked well for others into programming
* Earn continuing education credits (Certified Crop Advisers only)
The course is presented in an interactive, Web-based format and includes
a variety of activities, real-life examples and links to other sites
offering information, resources, and assistance to help agents in their
work. The course is self-paced so participants can complete it on their
"Sustainable Agriculture: Basic Principles and Concept Overview" is the
first course in a series that will cover subjects such as agroecology,
strategic marketing and more. Learn more at www.sare.org or contact us.
We have a promotional flyer we'd be glad to send upon request.
Sustainable Agriculture Network
1372 Norris Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43224