Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Farmer Grants and Partnership Grants are coming up. If you think you might like to participate in one of these programs, consider joining a free webinar to help guide you through the process
Are you a farmer with a new idea you would like to test using a field trial, on-farm demonstration, or other technique? Are you an agricultural service provider or food system community organizer looking to conduct research or trainings with farmers as active cooperators?
If you answered "YES" to any of the above, a SARE grant might be the right fit for you. Funding is available to help you test your ideas in the way of Farmer and Partnership Grants from USDA/NIFA Northeast SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education). Both grants are capped at $15,000.
Northeast SARE will be offering two free webinars on writing a Farmer Grant and a Partnership Grant proposal.
September 1 at 11 a.m
.--an introduction to Partnership Grants. Especially useful for nonprofits and their staff interested in applying.
Register for the Partnership Grant webinar
September 1 at 12:30 p.m.--an introduction to Farmer Grants. Geared toward commercial farmers and their agricultural service providers.
SARE's vision is an enduring American agriculture of the highest quality. This agriculture is profitable, protects the nation's land and water and is a force for a rewarding way of life for farmers and ranchers whose quality products and operations sustain their communities and society.
is to advance—to the whole of American agriculture—innovations that improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education.
You can learn more about SARE and all of the different grant programs they offer in each of their four regions on their website at http://www.sare.org/