Each year the Southern region Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program provides sponsorship support for conferences, field days, workshops and other events organized by universities, community organizations, NGOs and other ag professionals across the Southern region.
Such sponsorship support increases awareness of the SARE program, provides sustainable ag educational resources to farmers, ranchers and ag professionals across the region, provides networking opportunities, and builds partnerships between SSARE and the organizations we support.
If your university or organization is interested in SSARE sponsorship support, please follow the guidelines below for consideration:
• Submit a letter of request, describing your organization, the event you are holding, the sponsorship amount you are requesting, and how those funds will be used to further sustainable agriculture among farmers, ranchers and others in the community.
• Any sponsorship request over $5,000 must be approved by the Southern SARE Administrative Council. If you are submitting a sponsorship request greater than this amount, you must submit your request within 45 days of Southern SARE’s winter and summer annual meetings for consideration. The Southern SARE winter annual meeting is generally held the second week in February. Southern SARE’s summer annual meeting is generally held the end of July.
• If your sponsorship is approved, submit an invoice that indicates the amount requested and what the sponsorship covers. We ask that the sponsorship includes SSARE representation at your event.
• At the completion of your event, please submit a follow-up report as to how the sponsorship help provide sustainable ag support for your organization or for those who attended.
Conference Support for Limited-Resource/Minority and 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
Any 1890 land-grant institution or limited-resource/minority outreach community organization or NGO seeking sponsorship support should submit their letter of request and invoice to Brennan Washington, SSARE’s Limited Resource/Minority Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for Travel Requests
If your sponsorship submission is a travel request for farmers/ranchers, Extension specialists or other ag professionals to attend your event, please submit your request to Toni DeWitt, with SSARE’s Professional Development Program, at email@example.com
General Sponsorship Support
Any other general sponsorship requests and invoices, please submit to Candace Pollock-Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any questions regarding sponsorships, please contact Candace Pollock-Moore at email@example.com