SARE Roundup: News on Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
This is the latest in a series of periodic blog posts on the latest happenings in each of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) regions as they roll out project solicitations and announce grant awards.
The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program funds farmer-driven research and education through a competitive grants program. SARE is a regionally based, outcome-oriented competitive research program that has been sustainable agriculture research for over 25 years. SARE is the only competitive grants research program offered through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that focuses solely on sustainable agriculture.
SARE is administered through four regional councils of producers, researchers, educators, and government representatives. These regional councils are responsible for setting SARE policies and grant making. Because each of the SARE councils houses their program information, requests for proposals, and other important information separately, NSAC provides a periodic aggregation of data from across the regions – the “SARE Roundup”.
Each one of SARE’s four regional offices administers three primary grant programs: Research and Education, Professional Development, and Producer Grants. Some regions also offer additional grants for community innovation, graduate student research, agricultural professionals conducting on-farm research, and region-specific initiatives. Read on for more details into what is going on in each SARE region!