Southern SARE On-Farm Research Grant Call for Proposals Released

September 21, 2020

GRIFFIN, Georgia
-- The 2021 On-Farm Research Grants Call for Proposals has been released by the Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SSARE) program. On-Farm Research Grants are intended for agricultural professionals in the Southern region who regularly work with farmers/ranchers.

The proposal submission deadline is Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 at 12 p.m. EST. Funded grants are announced in February 2021. Grants are awarded up to a maximum of $20,000 for a to a two-year project.

Agriculture professionals in Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service, universities, NGOs, as well as government and non-government organizations who regularly work with farmers and ranchers are invited to apply for a grant which provides funding opportunities to conduct on-farm research in sustainable agriculture.

Applicants must work with at least one farmer or rancher on a farm or ranch to conduct the grant research.

The On-Farm Research Grants are not intended for farmers and ranchers.

If you are a farmer or rancher and are interested in applying for a grant, refer to the Producer Grant Program which is currently open.

For detailed information about how to apply for an On-Farm Research Grant, download the current Call for Proposals.

The Call for Proposals 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.

For more information about SARE and sustainable agriculture, visit

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. This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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