- Animal Production: grazing management, pasture fertility, watering systems
- Crop Production: cover crops, fertilizers, organic fertilizers
- Education and Training: extension, study circle
- Production Systems: organic agriculture
The SARE Advisory Committee uses the Georgia SARE LOGIC model objectives to help direct their activities each year in the following six established priority areas: compost, conservation tillage systems, direct marketing, grazing-based animal production systems, local food systems, and organic production. Each year, the Committee hosts trainings, workshops, and scholarships and distributes other educational materials to meet their objectives regarding the six priorities. Due to COVID restrictions most in-person events were cancelled or postponed, included those that the Georgia SARE Advisory Committee had planned to host this year. This granted the opportunity to sponsor more registration and travel for Extension agents to attend (virtually or in-person) the few events that did take place as scheduled. Funds were also used to support Extension hosted training events, and purchase software and equipment that will help develop and promote SARE events, such as Adobe Suite.
During 2006, the Georgia Model State Program developed a LOGIC Model to guide our training efforts. The LOGIC Model was then updated in 2015 to reflect the current needs of Georgia as directed by the SARE Advisory Committee. To reach our long-term goal of “Increased use of sustainable agriculture practices by producers at multiple scales supported by a knowledgeable network of agricultural professionals ensuring a high proportion of diverse, profitable, and environmentally-friendly farm operations”, we identified, in 2015, the following six areas for training workshops: compost, conservation tillage systems, direct marketing, grazing-based animal production systems, local food systems, and organic production.