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

Graduate Student Grants

GS19-200 Biological Control and Re-curing of Sweet Potato Roots as Alternatives for Managing Rhizopus Soft Rot

GS18-194 Investigating the Role of Plant Tolerance as Defense Against Rice Water Weevil in Irrigated Drill-seeded Rice in Louisiana

Producer Grants

FS20-321 Sustainable Sidedress Nitrogen Applications for Early Corn and Cotton Using Unmanned Aerial Systems