Grant Information

SARE Grants in Louisiana

The Louisiana Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) is a professional development program sponsored by Louisiana State University AgCenter and the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center. We work together to implement programs that enhance the capabilities of Louisiana's ag professionals in the area of sustainable agriculture. Louisiana SARE partners with researchers, extension faculty, producers, and community organizations to research and implement the best science-based practices available in all aspects of Louisiana's agricultural system. In addition to research, SARE is dedicated to providing education in sustainable agriculture through various trainings offered each year. Educational initiatives include workshops and long-distance education training sessions, field trips, resource manuals, and informational bulletins.

Our SARE State Coordinators are vital for expanding sustainable agriculture training for Extension, NRCS, and other ag professionals who will then help producers transition to a more sustainable agriculture. In addition, Louisiana SARE relies on an Advisory Board from around the state to help develop the Professional Development Plan and Programs for the year.

Southern SARE offers grant opportunities to individuals and institutions in the Southern region. Below is a list of presently funded SARE projects in Louisiana. To find a complete list of reports on previously funded projects in Louisiana, search the Project Database. Reading through some of the project reports can help you understand the types of projects SARE funds before you submit a grant yourself.

Louisiana Grants in Progress from Southern SARE

Research and Education Grants

LS23-378 Spatio-temporal Distribution and Management of Drosophila suzukii in Louisiana Mayhaw

On-Farm Research Grants

OS23-163 From Field to Cup: Sustainable Soil Fertility Management for Quality Tea Production

Producer Grants

FS23-351 Use of Sunn Hemp as Weed Suppression and Technique for Reducing Tillage to Allow Marketable Summer Crop Production and No/low Tillage Field Prep