Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Got an idea - write a SARE grant

Are you a farmer with a new idea you would like to test using a field trial, on-farm demonstration, or other technique?

Funding is available to support your on-farm research via a Farmer Grant from Northeast SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education). The deadline for SARE Farmer Grants is December 7. 

Grant funds may be used to purchase materials specific to the project, to pay you (the farmer) for your time, to compensate consultants and service providers, and to pay project-specific expenses like lab, travel, and outreach costs.

Funds cannot be used for capital costs or to buy durable equipment.  Nor can funds be use to buy land, start a farm, or expand an existing operation.  Grant awards are capped at $15,000.

For further information about SARE farmer grants (or any other SARE grant), visit www.nesare.org.

Application materials
Previously-funded projects

Farmer grants are available to producers in other regions of the U.S. Visit the SARE web site for details and deadlines.

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