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S ustainable A griculture R esearch and E ducation SARE. What is SARE?. USDA grant and outreach program to expand and extend knowledge about sustainable agriculture Administered by four U.S. regions Participatory Inclusive. Northeast SARE. 12 states and Washington, D.C.

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SustainableAgricultureResearch and Education

SARE


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What is SARE?

  • USDA grant and outreach program to expand and extend knowledge about sustainable agriculture

  • Administered by four U.S. regions

  • Participatory

  • Inclusive


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Northeast SARE

12 states and

Washington, D.C.

Host Institutions:

University of Vermont

University of Connecticut


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Competitive Grant Opportunities

  • Research & Education Grants

  • Professional Development Grants

  • Farmer Grants

  • Partnership Grants

  • Sustainable Communities Grants

  • Graduate Student Grants


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Northeast SARE Outcome Statement

Agriculture in the Northeast will be diversified and profitable, providing healthful products to its customers; it will be conducted by farmers who manage resources wisely, who are satisfied with their lifestyles, and have a positive influence on their communities and the environment.

This statement drives the mission for Northeast SARE


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Research and Education Grants

  • Awards: $30,000-$190,000

  • Every grant must have an education component

  • Grants do not necessarily include a research component

  • Goal: adoption of practices by farmers that help them meet Northeast SARE’s outcome statement

2010:

$1,739,665 awarded for

13 Research and Education projects


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Professional Development Grants

  • Awards: $15,000-$120,000

  • Train the trainer programs

  • Educate extension and other ag service providers (NRCS, non-profits, FSA, consultants)

  • Goal: improve education programs for farmers to help them meet Northeast SARE’s outcome statement

2010:

$430,310 awarded for four Professional Development projects


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Farmer Grants

  • Awards up to $15,000 for individual producer

  • Pay for direct costs of project

  • Farmer in charge; technical advisor required

  • Must share results with other farmers

2010:

$243,082 awarded for 27 Farmer Grant projects


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Partnership Grants

  • Awards up to $15,000

  • For agricultural professionals working directly with farmers

  • For research or demonstration projects

  • Must be done in cooperation with at least one farmer

2010:

$256,894 awarded for 19 Partnership Grant projects


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Sustainable Community Grants

  • Awards up to $15,000

  • Link sustainable agriculture to healthy community development

  • Communities and farmers must benefit

2010:

$237,317 awarded for 17 Sustainable Community projects


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Graduate Student Grants

  • Awards up to $15,000

  • For graduate students to research key topics in sustainable agriculture

  • Topics to benefit farmers and improve our understanding of sustainable farm systems

2010:

$166,059 awarded for 13 Graduate Student projects


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Other SARE Programs

  • Speakers Fund

    to bring sustainable agriculture speakers to conferences and workshops

  • Publications available through SARE Outreach

    • bulletins

    • books

  • State Programs

    training and outreach on sustainable agriculture for Extension, other ag service providers, and farmers


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Northeast Region Information

  • Northeast Region Staff and Grant Information at: www.nesare.org

  • Your SARE State Coordinator and staff:


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National Information

• National website at www.sare.org and

regional info at regional websites

• SARE Outreach (publications):www.sare.org/WebStore

• SARE project reports:www.sare.org/MySare/ProjectReport.aspx


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Get More Information

Find:

  • Northeast Region Staff

  • Your SARE State Coordinator

  • Grant Information at www.nesare.org

    Find:

  • National SARE Website

  • SARE Outreach Publications

  • SARE Project Reports at www.sare.org

    Regional Office: SARE Outreach:

    (publications, reports

    802/656-0471www.sare.org/WebStore


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