Southern SARE: Producer Grant
Southern Sustainable Agriculture, Research & Education (SARE)
Grant amount: Up to US $15,000
Anticipated deadline: Nov 17, 2018 2:00pm PST
Applicant type: Working Professional
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research
Location of project: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia (US state), Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virgin Islands, Virginia Expand all
Location of residency: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia (US state), Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virgin Islands, Virginia Expand allView website Save Need help writing this grant?
Projects may be funded up to TWO years for a project maximum of $10,000 for an individual producer or $15,000 for a producer organization.
Beneficial Insect Habitat– Developing cover crop or other plant mixes and locations that provide habitat (refuges) that keep populations of native beneficial insects living on the farm ready to attack crop pests as they occur.
Alternative Crops/Animals– Developing alternative crops, animals or products that help a producer’s operation become more economically sustainable. These projects must be at least as environmentally sustainable as the existing crops, animals and products they supplement or replace.
Organic Agriculture – Projects that address the production, distribution, marketing and consumption of organic farm products. This includes farmers adding value to organic products. Research into farming systems and practices that make use of on-farm biological cycles for soil, plant and pest management.
Sustainable Marketing Projects– Developing markets for existing or alternative crops, animals or products.
Sustainable Grazing Systems – Use of native grass species and or plant/animal management systems to make grazing systems more sustainable.
Soil Organic Matter Building/Protection/Management – Projects that increase the sustainability of farming systems by developing soil organic matter and soil biota.
Increasing Sustainability of Existing Farming Practices – Any practice or system that increases the sustainability of an existing farming practice. The results should be able to be used by other farmers.
Appropriate Technology – Projects that develop a device or piece of machinery that promotes sustainable agriculture and can’t be purchased off the shelf. The device or machinery must have application for other farmers/ranchers, be able to be built by them from information from your project and enable them to operate more sustainably
Agroforestry/Water Quality – The use of trees in farm systems to promote sustainability; this includes water quality and quantity
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