Farmers and grower organizations have until Nov. 15 to apply for grants from the Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program is now accepting farmer research grant applications.
Farmers, ranchers or producer organizations in the U.S. Southern Region are eligible to apply for a Producer Grant, which have maximums of $10,000 for individual producers and $15,000 for producer organizations. The money must be spent within two years.
All SARE proposals must promote agricultural practices that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for rural communities. These two grant programs have identified nine broad focus areas: soil health, beneficial insect habitat, alternative crops/livestock, organic agriculture, marketing, sustainable grazing systems, improving the sustainability of existing farming practices, appropriate technology and agroforestry.
The Southern Region is comprised of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Full information and instructions can be found on the Web at: www.southernsare.org.