Utah State University and the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE) are proud to announce the selection of Dr. Teryl Roper as the program’s new regional director. Dr. Roper will assume his duties on July 1, 2014. The current director, Dr. V. Philip Rasmussen, will retire after 20 years with Western SARE on June 30, 2014. Dr. Roper and Dr. Rasmussen will work closely together during the transition.The director is responsible for jointly coordinating a mission‐oriented program with an annual budget of approximately $4 million, which funds five distinct grants programs.
Watch a recording of opening sessions from the National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health, held February 17 - 19 in Omaha, Neb. Joining the 300 farmers, scientists, and industry and government representatives who met in Omaha, approximately 6,000 others participated by gathering at more than 200 local soil health forums nationwide, where this recording was broadcasted live. Presentations and video are also available.