Saturday, September 7, 2013

Check out SARE for grant opportunities!

Southern SARE Producer Grants and On-Farm Research Grants Now Open!

Griffin, Georgia - The Calls for Proposals for Southern SARE's Producer Grants and On-Farm Research Grants are now available. 

Application deadline for either grant opportunity is at 11:59pm EST on November 18, 2013. 

2013 Producer Grants
Producer Grants are used to conduct sustainable agriculture research projects that solve agricultural production challenges farmers face and to develop information on what works and what doesn’t so that other farmers and ranchers facing those same challenges can benefit from the results of the funded project.
Producer grants are not designed to pay a farmer to farm; buy livestock, equipment, or land; make permanent farm improvements or support private enterprises through capital investments.  Southern SARE Producer Grants are research grants, designed to take some of the financial risk away from trying a solution.
Projects may be funded for up to two years for a project maximum of $10,000 for an individual producer or $15,000 for a producer organization. Producer organizations should be comprised primarily of farmers/ranchers and must have a majority farmer representation on their governing board.

2013 On-Farm Research Grants

Agriculture professionals in Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service, universities, NGOs, and government and non-government organizations who regularly work with farmers/ranchers are invited to apply for a grant that affords them the opportunity to conduct on-farm research in sustainable agriculture.
Applicants must work with at least one farmer/rancher on the project to conduct on-farm research in sustainable agriculture.
The On-Farm Research Grants are not intended for farmers/ranchers.
If you are a farmer/rancher and are interested in applying for a grant, refer to the Producer Grant Program. Calls for Proposals for Producer Grants are also currently open.
On-Farm Research Grants may be funded up to two years for a project maximum of $15,000.

For more information or to download the Call for Proposal.