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

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

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

EDS22-32 North Carolina Small Ruminant Improvement Program

EDS21-30 Seed Saving for Resilient Local Systems: An online, video-based course on seed saving from the Utopian Seed Project

EDS21-26 Farmer Direct Sales During and After COVID-19

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

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

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

OS21-145 Southern Pea Production Under Conservation Tillage Systems in North Carolina

OS21-141 On-Farm Trials to Evaluate New Tomato Breeding Lines with Verticillium Wilt Race 2 Tolerance

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

FS21-337 Establishing and Grazing Native Warm Season Grass: How Average Daily Gain and Internal Parasite Burden are Affected in Weaned Lambs