Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Looking for a Grant?

Since 1988, SARE has provided competitive grants for sustainable agriculture research and education through four regional administrative councils. Involving producers in SARE research projects has been a primary component of SARE-funded projects since the program’s inception.
Recognizing that producer interest in sustainable agriculture research was growing, SARE’s North Central Region began directly funding farmers and ranchers in 1992. By 1995, each SARE region had begun to offer grant opportunities to producers. Now, farmers and ranchers can apply for grants that typically run between $500 and $15,000.

Missouri is part of the North Central Region SARE. The USDA's North Central Region (NCR) Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has awarded more than $30 million worth of competitive grants to farmers and ranchers, researchers, educators, public and private institutions, nonprofit groups, and others exploring sustainable agriculture in 12 states. Project abstracts can be found by searching the national SARE database.

If you are a producer and interested in grant opportunities our Missouri State Contacts is Debi Kelly with the University of Missouri and K.B. Paul with Lincoln University.

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