Western SARE, Sustainable Agriculture Research and EducationThe Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is seeking nominations for its 2016 Western Sustainability Pioneer Award.

The award winner should meet the following criteria:

—Leadership and contributions toward agricultural sustainability, locally and regionally, such as through innovative farming or ranching practices leading to increased sustainability, teaching principles of sustainable agriculture to producers and ag professionals, and service to local or regional sustainable agriculture organizations.

—Service to Western SARE and/or National SARE, such as a grant reviewer, representing SARE in public forums or leading an outstanding funded project.

Award nominations may be made by anyone. Nominations should include contact information for the nominee, a brief biography (no more than 100 words), a short description of the nominee’s contribution to agricultural sustainability in the Western region (no more than 500 words), and a short description of the impact of the nominee’s work on Western agricultural sustainability.

Nominations are due by May 13 and should be sent to wsare@usu.edu. The administrative council will choose a winner in July.  Learn more at www.westernsare.org.