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 Virginia. To find a complete list of reports on previously funded projects in Virginia, 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

LS22-367 Biological Recycling of Agricultural Residues with Mushroom for Multidimensional Use

LS20-332 Silvopasture for Poultry Production with Outdoor Access: Impact on animal welfare, economic, and environmental parameters

Education Grants

EDS22-37 Empowering Farmers, Farmers Market Managers, and Gleaners to Safely Address Local Hunger and Food Insecurity

EDS20-20 A Modular Curriculum for Growing Food Grain for the Local Market

Professional Development Program Grants

SPDP23-020 Expanding the Agroforestry Regional Knowledge (ARK) Exchange Network in Virginia

SPDP22-11 Advancing Comprehensive, Peer-to-Peer Soil Health Training Across Virginia

Graduate Student Grants

GS22-272 Improving Vegetable Soybean Seedling Emergence Through Novel Organic Seed Treatments

GS22-270 The Role of Black Farmer Organizers in Promoting Healthy and Sustainable Local Community Food Access

GS22-258 Climate Change and the Sustainability of Deciduous Fruit and Nuts in the Southern States

GS21-245 Spraying Too Much: Understanding the biology of the red headed flea beetle to inform IPM in nursery crops

On-Farm Research Grants

OS23-168 Killing Perennial Weeds Using Light Blocking Tarps

OS23-167 Development of a Safer Vehicle for Draft Animal Use

OS22-158 Evaluation of Current Virginia Peanut Cultivars and Advanced Breeding Lines for Southern Corn Rootworm Resistance

OS22-152 Adjustable Farrier Stocks for Draft Power

OS21-144 Cluster Protection Shelter to Reduce Fungicide Usage in Conventional and Organic Vineyards

OS21-143 Tapping New Forest Farming Opportunities in Central Appalachia Through Black Walnut Syrup Production

Producer Grants

FS23-353 Effects of Aerated Compost Teas on Cabbage, Kale and Lettuce Production in Virginia

FS23-347 Summer and Winter Squash Research and Breeding for the Southeast

FS22-345 Effects of Using a Native Legume as a Cover Crop in Small Scale Vegetable Production

FS22-340 Small Grains on Very Small Farms