Western SARE Seeks Farmers and Ranchers to Sit on its Administrative Council

The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education program (SARE) is seeking nominations or self-nominations for the following seats on its Administrative Council:

  • Organic Farmer/Rancher
  • Sustainable Farmer/Rancher
  • Conventional Farmer/Rancher
  • Tropical Farmer/Rancher
  • NGO/Nonprofit Representative

Nominations and self-nominations are being accepted until November 6, 2015. To apply, please contact Teryl Roper, Regional Coordinator at (435) 797-8698 or teryl.roper@usu.edu.

SARE is a U.S. Department of Agriculture program that awards competitive grants conducted cooperatively by farmers, ranchers, researchers, and agricultural professionals to advance farm and ranch systems that are profitable, environmentally sound, and good for communities.

The Administrative Council, working with Western SARE Regional staff, sets guidelines, develops calls for proposals, and establishes project priorities. The council tries to ensure that funded projects have the appropriate balance and diversity that can represent the region's wide-ranging geography and subject matter.

This position requires the individual to be a strong advocate of sustainable agriculture issues. Administrative Council members should have broad understanding of the diversity of Western agriculture. Good people skills and the ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of people are required. Members are required to travel to three meetings per year.

A full job description and summary of the Administrative Council’s duties can be found at westernsare.org/About-Us/Administrative-Council/AC-Member-Duties.

SARE’s Western Region includes Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, Alaska, Hawaii, N. Mariana Islands, Micronesia, American Samoa, and Guam.

This blog post was adapted from a press release by Western SARE.