2005 Idaho SARE Report to be posted soon!
Professional Development Program
WSARE-funded PDP State Activities for 2002:
Major activities funded through the Western Region SARE
professional development state grants include:
- Mini-grants to
support sustainable agriculture educational programs or
demonstration projects conducted by extension educators:
- Treasure Valley Forage Demonstration Plots; Drip Irrigation
for Water Conservation in Southeastern Idaho; Sustainable focus
for 2002 Magic Valley Field men's Workshop Series; and the Lost
Rivers Grazing Academy IV.
- Support for
numerous conferences and workshops, including:
- Pastured Poultry Conference in Nampa, March 2002; Farmer to
Consumer: Enhancing the Connection in Post Falls, Feb. 2002;
Successful Direct Marketing in Twin Falls, March 2002.
- Development and
enhancements to the Idaho Sustainable Agriculture web page
including a focus on Small Farms.
- Collaborate with
and support regional programming for small acreage farmers and
ranchers. Continue to support aspects of collaborative
projects with Rural Roots, The Inland Northwest Community Food
System Association, including quarterly issues of Bringing
Home the Harvest, three summer farm tours, meetings and
workshops such as Rural Roots Spring Fling 2002 in Coeur
d' Alene, April 2002. Related projects which are not SARE funded
- Northwest Direct: Improving Markets for Small Farms- A joint
USDA IFAFS research project between WSU, OSU, UI, and Rural
- Cultivating Success: A certificate Program in Sustainable
Small Acreage Farming and Ranching- A joint USDA HECG project
between UI, Rural Roots, and WSU.