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.


Large Systems Research Grants

LS17-285 Growing Local Phase III

Research and Education Grants

LS20-336 Navigating Financial and Mental Health Crises

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

LS30-326 Promoting Southeastern Agriculture Resilience with Carbon Farm Planning

LS20-323 Building Resilient and Successful Farm Businesses in the Southern Appalachians

LS20-321 Small Ruminant Producers Program: A pilot program for small ruminant producers and county agents

LS19-311 Application of the Banker Trap Plant (BTraP) Concept to Trap Cropping for the Management of the Harlequin Bug, a Pest of Brassicaeae: A new paradigm in small farm IPM

LS19-310 Cool-season Annual Grass, Grass Forb, and Grass-Legume Forage Systems for Southeastern Beef Cattle Production

LS18-294 Promoting Adoption of Cover Crops in Southeastern Farming Systems

LS17-280 A Supply Chain Approach to Finding Win-win Sustainable Solutions for Edible But Unharvested Produce

LS17-279 Enhancing System Profitability by Mitigating the Impact of Three Major Constraints to Efficient Cowpea Production and Use: Pests, pollination and nodulation

Professional Development Program Grants

ES19-146 Effectively Using Permanent and Temporary Electric Fence Technology: Adviser training to support producers implementing adaptive grazing management

On-Farm Research Grants

OS19-129 Evaluating Scale-appropriate Technology for Organic No-till Vegetable Production

OS19-125 Regenerative Grazing to Mitigate Climate Change

OS18-123 Demonstration of Root Zone Heating Supported by the Developed Biomass Greenhouse Heating System

Graduate Student Grants

GS19-215 Quantifying the Disease Ecology and Network Connectedness Across Pollinator Communities as a Result of Planted Pollinator Plots

GS19-212 Rye With or Without Purple Top Turnips for Stocker Calf Grazing Over the Winter Following Corn Harvest as Part of a Southeastern U.S. Integrated Crop-Livestock System

GS19-205 Optimizing Electrical and Mechanical Palmer Amaranth Control and Reducing Seed Production and Viability

GS18-185 Evaluation of Reduced and Strip-tillage Cover Crop Sweet Potato Production Systems on Soil Health, Sweet Potato Growth, and Weed Management Programs

Producer Grants

FS19-313 Bee Pollen Identification for Increased Sustainability

FS18-305 Growing Upland Rice for the Local Food Market