Welcome to the Tri-State SARE Project
–Tri-State SARE Professional Development Project
A collaborative effort among the Universities ofConnecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
For over 14 years we have offered webinars, in-person workshops, and livestock education for service providers and farmers. Programming has focused on raising healthy animals and the development and sustainable use of pasture. The 2023-2026 project will continue to cover topics of interest to both service providers and farmers.
Come back soon for a list of project workshops to date!
2023 Tri-State SARE Webinar Series
(Click the flyer to access links)
View our resources page for previous webinars and presentations!
Over the last three years this project moved from studying the health and pasture needs of animals to information on how farmers can develop and manage soils in their pasture to meet those needs. Hands-on field workshops have illustrated the value of healthy soil and the management practices farmers can implement on their land.
This year workshops beginning in February 2023 will address nutrient management within a pasture system tying it back to the soil health perspective taught in 2021-2022.
We are presently surveying farmers and agricultural service providers across the region to develop our project curriculum for our next three-year project from 2024-2026. Topics under consideration include farm biosecurity/animal disease prevention/traceability/emergency preparedness; enhanced pasture management; environmental/climate mitigation strategies, livestock processing and slaughter; end product quality.
Joe Bonelli – CT SARE State Coordinator
CT SARE State Coordinator
Phone: (860) 875- 3331
Fax: (860) 875 0220
Jean C. King – Tri-State SARE Project Facilitator
Jean C. King
Tri-State SARE Project Facilitator
Heather Faubert – RI SARE State Coordinator
RI SARE State Coordinator
Phone: (401) 874 2967
Rachel Bespuda – Tri-State Project Director
Tri-State Project Director
Phone: (203) 407 3172
Clem Clay – MA SARE State Coordinator
MA SARE State Coordinator
Phone: (413) 545 5021
“This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number SNE20-001-CT-34268 .”