Southern SARE’s Research and Education program is now accepting application for two of their grant programs. Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grants and outreach program. The overall objective of SARE is to assist agricultural communities so that sustainable agriculture practices advance in US agriculture.
Southern SARE operates in thirteen southern states, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Administered by the University of Georgia in cooperation with Fort Valley State University and the Kerr Center in Oklahoma. The program funds a variety of grant opportunities but today we are going to be talking with Ian Bennett, Communication Specialist at Southern SARE, about the Research and Education and the Education grant programs. At the time of this interview both of these programs are accepting applications. The Research and Education program funds grants up to $400,000 to study any aspect of sustainable agriculture. The Education program funds direct farmer training programs of up to $50,000 that are focused on sustainable agriculture principles. Links to information on how to apply can be found in the show notes.
Link to Research & Education Grant Call for Proposal. Click on Learn More for the Call for Proposal