Sustainable Agriculture Leadership Program

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GRIFFIN, Georgia -- The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) program is accepting nominations for the 2024 Sustainable Agriculture Leadership Program. Application deadline is Jan. 8, 2024. Brennan Washington hosted a free informational session on Nov. 30, 2023. Watch the video recording below.

Mentor farmers/ranchers, community groups, non-profits and non-governmental organizations strive to create ag community resiliency and vitality in the face of a myriad of agricultural challenges, from lack of access to land, to issues in technology, to concerns regarding family matters and health.

The Sustainable Agriculture Leadership Program, operated by SSARE's Equity and Prosperity Committee, champions the leadership contributions of these groups and individuals by providing a small amount of sponsorship funds (up to $3,000) to support sustainable agriculture education and training activities throughout the Southern region. Note that this is not a grant.

The purpose of the program is to enhance the resiliency, strength and vivacity of farmer and ranchers, particularly historically underserved audiences. Historically underserved farmers and ranchers and non-governmental organizations that serve those audiences within the Southern region are invited to apply.

In addition, the individual farmer/rancher, farmer group or NGO selected to participate in the Sustainable Agriculture Leadership Program will be recognized for their contributions through a series of communications pieces developed by Southern SARE.

The Southern region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) program is seeking nominations for its Sustainable Agriculture Leadership Program for summer 2024. The application deadline is January 8, 2024. Selected candidates will be notified in February 2024.

Youth-related projects are not eligible. Activities must benefit farmers/ranchers as the end audience.

In order to be considered, the application form (which includes a budget form) must be completed and emailed to Brennan Washington at [email protected] by January 8, 2024. Be sure to read the eligibility requirements before applying. Any application not meeting the requirements will be rejected.

If selected, education and training activities must be completed by July 12, 2024.

For more information, contact Brennan Washington at [email protected] To learn more about SSARE, visit