Read brief descriptions of projects funded in recent grant cycles. We hope these summaries will give you a feel for the variety of projects and approaches SARE is receptive to.
In 2013, Northeast SARE awarded $221,850 to fund 20 Farmer Grants. Awards ranged from $5,631 to $14,998. These projects allow farmers to explore new ideas that will make their operations more sustainable.
In 2013, Northeast SARE awarded $125,864 for nine Sustainable Community projects. Awards ranged from $6,574 to $15,000. These projects promote community revitalization and economic development in the farm community.
In 2013, Northeast SARE awarded $321,562 to fund 22 Partnership projects. Awards ranged from $10,578 to $15,000. These projects support farm service professionals who work cooperatively with farmers to explore topics that address farm sustainability.
In 2012, Northeast SARE awarded about $280,000 for 20 Graduate Student Grants. Awards ranged from $4,402 to $15,000. These projects support student research in sustainable agriculture done under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
In 2013, Northeast SARE awarded $352,168 for three projects that address address farm equipment, farm energy, and new farmer education. These awards deliver training on key topics in sustainable agriculture to farm advisors such as Cooperative Extension and NRCS staff, crop consultants, and others who serve the farm community.
In 2013, Northeast SARE awarded $944,368 for six projects. Awards ranged from $46,552 to test whether ingesting copper wire particles will help control barber pole worms in small ruminants to $243,844 to improve yield and quality of winter grains while improving fertilizer use efficiency.
In 2013, Northeast SARE continued funding of one long-term research project for $400,000. This program supports in-depth research into the ecological interactions that are the foundation of sustainable agriculture. We are currently supporting two Agroecosystems projects and will not be seeking new preproposals until further notice.