Southern SARE On-Farm Research Grant Call for Proposals Released

September 19, 2022

GRIFFIN, Georgia -- The Call for Proposals for the 2023 On-Farm Research Grants, intended for agricultural professionals throughout the Southern region who regularly work with farmers/ranchers, has been released by the Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SSARE) program.

Proposal submission deadline is Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 at 12 p.m. (NOON) EST. Announcement of funded grants will take place in late February 2022. The maximum funding amount for the grant has been increased from $20,000 to $30,000 for a two-year project.

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. 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, but products are not sold due to cultural factors.

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. The Call for Proposals for Producer Grants is also currently open.

The Call for Proposals for the On-Farm Research Grants includes application information, use of funds, proposal submission instructions, and contact information. Be sure to carefully follow the information in the Call for Proposals when submitting your grant.  Failure to follow the submission guidelines will result in your proposal being rejected.

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Published by the Southern Region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Southern SARE operates under cooperative agreements with the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture to offer competitive grants to advance sustainable agriculture in America’s Southern region.

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