The On-Farm Research Grants provide opportunities for agriculture professionals working directly with farmers and ranchers on sustainable agriculture efforts.
Donor Name: Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
State: Selected States
County: All Counties
Territory: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $30,000
Grant Duration: 2 years
Southern SARE recognizes the value and importance of on-farm research in developing solutions to agricultural production problems. On-Farm Research Grants provide opportunities for ag professionals working directly with farmers and ranchers to conduct on-farm research projects in sustainable agriculture. On-Farm Research Grants emphasize relationship building between the researcher and the farmer and help support farmers in their efforts to conduct new and innovative sustainable agriculture production and marketing practices.
$30,000 is available for the On-Farm Research Grants.
- The project start date for the SSARE 2024 On-Farm Research Grant will be April 1, 2024. This date is firm.
- Project duration is two (2) years. The ending date will be 03/31/2026.
Who can apply?
- Farmers and ranchers are not eligible to apply for On-Farm Research Grants. The grants are open to ag professionals who regularly work with farmers and ranchers on farm production and marketing problems. These can include: Cooperative Extension agents, university specialists, governmental organizations such as NRCS, and nongovernmental organizations.
- On-Farm Research Grants must be developed, coordinated and led by ag professionals who regularly work with farmers and ranchers and who will conduct the on-farm research with at least one farmer or rancher cooperator. Eligible farmers/ranchers have at least $1,000 of documented annual income from their operation. SSARE also considers proposals with indigenous farmer cooperators who produce for community food systems. These enterprises may be an eligible farmer cooperator where the production activity has an annual value of at least $1,000, even if products are not sold due to cultural factors.
- Applicants may only submit one proposal per grant cycle.
- Applicants must complete a proposal describing their project and explaining how it will help farmers or ranchers understand and adopt sustainable agriculture practices.
- Southern SARE accepts proposals from applicants in the Southern region: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
For more information, visit Southern SARE.