SARE Funded Projects

Southern SARE offers grant opportunities to individuals and institutions in the Southern region. Below is a list of presently funded SARE projects in North Carolina. To find a complete list of reports on previously funded projects in North Carolina, 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.

Research and Education Grants

LS23-382 Connections in Direct Markets: Assessing the Feedback Loop Between Consumer Values and Farmer's Marketing Strategies

LS22-365 Regional Evaluation of Cucumber High Tunnel Trellising Systems

LS21-357 Southern Pasture-raised Beef: From Farm to Table to Us

LS21-356 Securing Land Tenure Rights for Heirs Property Owners

LS20-333 Development of a Sustainable Cropping System for Industrial Hemp Production by Limited-Resource Farmers

Education Grants

EDS23-056 Ergonomics and Assistive Technology Program for Farmworkers in North Carolina

EDS22-40 Advancing Conservation Through Education and Empowering Women Farmers and Landowners in the Southeast

EDS22-32 North Carolina Small Ruminant Improvement Program

EDS20-19 Promoting Southeastern Agriculture Resilience with Carbon Farm Planning

EDS20-14 Small Ruminant Producers Program: A pilot program for small ruminant producers and county agents

Professional Development Program Grants

SPDP23-019 Message for Messengers: Growing Conservation Leaders in North Carolina

SPDP22-13 Land Summit Professional Development

SPDP22-12 Grant Writing Training for Extension Agents and Service Providers to Support Underserved Farmers

On-Farm Research Grants

OS23-169 Exploring Local Carbon Sources and Cover Crops Used for Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation for Management of Soilborne Pathogens of Tomatoes in NC, USA

OS22-159 Researching Colocasia esculenta (aka Taro) in the Southeast as a Sustainable and Alternate Crop

Graduate Student Grants

GS21-253 Combining Roller Crimpers and Electrical Methods for Termination of Cover Crops in Herbicide-free Reduced-tillage Vegetable Crop Production Systems

GS21-252 Improving Nutsedge and Grass Control in Organic Production Systems Using Sequential Mowing and Organic Herbicide Application

GS21-242 Equity and Environment in Scaled-up Sustainable Food Systems Development

Producer Grants

FS23-358 Researching Species of Plants Best Effective for Lay Hedges/Living Fencing in the US Southeast, and Their Efficacy to Increase Sustainability

FS23-356 Ecofriendly Management of Silvopasture for Pigs

FS23-355 Characterizing Chestnut 'Cure' as a Function of Time, Temp and RH, Based on Nut Size, Color and Shape