Northeast SARE Farmer Grants

Calling all farmers that have an innovative idea to improve the sustainability of farm practices! Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Farmer Grants are now open for application to be awarded for the 2020 growing season.

Farmer Grants are to assist commercial producers, farm owners and managers, working with a technical advisor- either an extension agent, crop specialist, nonprofit organization or other service professional that offers support and advice. The purpose of the award is to implement in field trials, on-farm demonstrations, marketing initiatives or other techniques that aim to improve farm profitability, environmental stewardship or farmer/community quality of life.  Reviewers want to see that projects address northeast farming issues to be solved by effective sustainable farming practices that are innovative, improve sustainability, and/or results useful for other farmers. Proposals are due online Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Funded projects will be announced late February of 2020 and ready to begin in the field Spring 2020. Awards are capped at $15,000.

More information can be found on the Northeast SARE website under Grants > Get a Grant > Farmer Grants. Other questions can be directed to olivia.saunders@unh.edu or the Carroll County UNH Extension office (603) 447-3834.

Northeast SARE, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, offers competitive grants and sustainable agriculture education. Northeast SARE Farmer Grant projects are served in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia or Washington, D.C.