Sustainable Agriculture Leadership Program

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GRIFFIN, Georgia -- The next round of Sustainable Ag Leadership applications will be released Fall 2024 for activities and events taking place in 2025.

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.

Brennan Washington hosted a free informational session on Nov. 30, 2023. Watch the video recording below.

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.

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

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