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For commercial farmers who want to test a new idea using a field trial, on-farm demonstration, marketing initiative, or other technique. Applications are submitted on line in late November or early December for awards the following spring.
For agricultural service providers--extension staff, consultants, nonprofits, state departments of agriculture, and other advisors in the farm community--who want to conduct on-farm demonstrations, research, or marketing projects with farmers as cooperators. Deadlines are in the fall for awards the following spring.
For community organizations making direct connections between community revitalization and farming. Submit applications on line in November for awards in the spring.
For students enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college, university, or veterinary school who want to research key topics in sustainable agriculture. Proposals are submitted in May for awards in August.
For educators delivering outcome-based training in sustainable techniques to Cooperative Extension staff and other service providers. Preproposals submitted on line in August; full proposals from approved applicants submitted in November for awards the following spring.
For researchers and educators offering outcome-based projects that benefit farmers and explore new sustainable farm practices. Preproposals are normally due in August, with approved full proposals due in November for awards the following spring.
For long-term research that explores the ecological interactions that are the basis of sustainable agriculture. We are currently supporting two long-term projects and won't be offering this award in the coming grant round.
Request a grant workshop or other presentation about Northeast SARE.