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 South Carolina. To find a complete list of reports on previously funded projects in South 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

LS23-379 Flipping the Cages on Sustainable Aquaculture: A study on Oyster Aquaculture Technique and Policy to Reduce Pathogens

LS22-374 Cover Crop Inter-seeding in Organic Corn Production to Reduce Resource Inputs and Soil Disturbance and Enhance Pest Control and Farm Profitability

LS22-369 Establishing an Organic Watermelon Industry in South Carolina

LS22-366 Development of Sustainable Strategies for Managing Bacterial Diseases and Improving Tree Health in the Peach Production System

LS21-359 Strengthening Farmer-Consumer Connections for Sustainable Agricultural Systems

LS21-355 Gullah/Geechee Agro-culture: Sustainable Culture to Sustain Agriculture in the Lowcountry

Education Grants

EDS23-054 Gullah/Geechee Heir Property Initiative: Sustaining heir property in the Lowcountry through sustainable agriculture

EDS23-047 Young Tree Farmers Camp

EDS22-43 Wholesale Market Success for Limited-resource Gullah Farmers

Professional Development Program Grants

SPDP23-021 Indigo and Companion Food Crops: Opportunities for Limited Resource Farmers in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and Georgia

SPDP22-15 Training Educators in the Southern Region Using Aquaponics as a Sustainable Agriculture Solution

SPDP21-01 Train the Trainers: Reducing impacts from harmful algal blooms in livestock water sources in South Carolina

Producer Grants

FS23-350 The Effectiveness in Attracting Oyster Spat on PVC versus Bamboo Stakes for Reef Restoration in the North Edisto River

FS22-341 Does Reduction of Nitrate Inputs in Pasture Land Treated with Chlorella vulgaris Result in Cost Savings and Healthier Soil and Grass?

Graduate Student Grants

GS22-263 Development and Phenotypic Evaluation of a Brassica oleracea Leafy Greens Diversity Panel

GS22-259 PRECISION: Leveraging Deep Reinforcement Learning Algorithm for Sustainable Irrigation Scheduling