GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) program will be offering a free webinar this summer discussing its On-Farm Research Grants program.
“Building Relationships Between Researchers and Farmers in Sustainable Ag” is designed for ag professionals in the Southern region interested in partnering with farmers/ranchers on sustainable agriculture research. On-Farm Research Grants are a funding opportunity for ag researchers, Cooperative Extension specialists, county agents, government researchers, and NGOs to explore sustainable agriculture methods on farmers’ farms or research farms.
The 60-minute Power Point webinar session, including a Q&A, will be held on two dates:
June 30 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST, and September 1 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST.
Interested individuals may register for either webinar session at the following link: https://forms.gle/5dCqBh8s5vWDhEt78
On-Farm Research Grants are not open to farmers/ranchers or farmer groups.
Registrants will receive a Zoom invite via email. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the Southern SARE website at a later date for those who are unable to attend.
The webinar will cover the following topics:
- An overview of the SSARE program (who we are and what we do);
- Basic information on On-Farm Research Grants (qualification requirements and selecting a research topic);
- Details of the Call for Proposals covering each section of the Call, including budgets and outreach;
- How a proposal is reviewed and why proposals are rejected;
- Tips for writing a strong proposal; and
- Step-by-step instructions for submitting a proposal to SSARE’s online submission system.
Emphasizing relationship building between researcher and farmer, On-Farm Research Grants were created in 2002 to provide opportunities for those ag professionals working directly with farmers and ranchers on sustainable ag efforts.
SSARE’s On-Farm Research Grant Call for Proposals opens in September 2021 with proposals selected for funding in February 2022.
For more information on the On-Farm Research Grant webinar, contact On-Farm Research Grant manager Candace Pollock-Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-412-4786.