2023 Western SARE Professional + Producer Grant Program
Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
October 31, 2023
County governments, Nonprofits (with 501(c)(3) status), For-profit organizations other than small businesses, Private institutions of higher education, State governments, Public & State controlled institutions of higher education
The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education is accepting applications for its Professional + Producer Grant Program.
Donor Name: Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
State: Selected States
County: All Counties
Territory: American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Federated States of Micronesia
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $75,000
Grant Duration: 3 years
Western SARE funds proposals of innovative research and educational outreach for advancing sustainable agricultural practices in the Western U.S. An Agricultural Technical Advisor and three Producers work together to conduct both research and outreach.
This grant program involves agricultural technical advisor (main applicant) and producers implementing projects to address identified needs in sustainable agriculture. With the collaboration of at least three producers, projects must integrate research and education aiming to advance the three components of sustainable agriculture- environmental, economic, and social- and use innovative educational outreach to disseminate new knowledge to producers and other agricultural stakeholders.
Western SARE requires that agricultural producers be involved from inception
to finish in the planning, design, implementation, and educational outreach of any WSARE-funded project keeping in mind the inherently interdisciplinary nature of sustainable agriculture. Professional + Producer projects require a team of at least four (4) people, including a Technical Advisor (Principal Investigator), and at least three (3) independent Producers:
Agricultural Technical Advisor: any agricultural professional assisting producers at the local level such as a Cooperative Extension educators/agents or specialists, University faculty or researchers, USDA-NRCS field staff, agricultural consultants, nonprofit organization staff members, etc. The Technical Advisor serves as Principal Investigator and is responsible for carrying out the project’s contractual provisions, expenditures, and for achieving the stated research and education objectives.
Producer: A person qualifies as a Producer (farmer/rancher) if they have a for-profit operation and:
Their primary occupation is farming or ranching and have a farm/ranch taxpayer identification number (TIN)
They are a part-time producer with at least $1,000 documented annual income or equivalent from farming or ranching activities.
Western SARE Professional + Producer Program provides a maximum of $75,000 (including Indirect Cost) for up to three years.
For more information, visit Western SARE.