2012 Southern SARE Producer Grants Funded
GRIFFIN, Georgia – Over $50,000 in grants from the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program has been funded for farmers to further sustainable agriculture production practices throughout the Southern region.
Topics including honeybee breeding, organic sweet potato production, and forage systems in pastured swine are among the Producer Grants funded for FY2012. The Producer Grants are strictly for farmers and ranchers to conduct research projects on their farm to not only solve production and marketing challenges, but to also share their results with fellow farmers in an education and outreach capacity.
Southern SARE 2012 Producer Grants funded include:
FS12-258 Soil Analysis Directed Ground Cover Approaches to Excessive Canopy and Weed Control in Southern Vineyards, Kentucky, $7,007, David Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org
FS12-259 Black Soldier Flies as a Value-Adding Tool within Organic Farming Systems, Georgia, $10,000, Will Harris, email@example.com
FS12-260 Encouraging Expanded Organic Sweet Potato Production in North Carolina, North Carolina, $15,000, John Kimber, firstname.lastname@example.org
FS12-261 Are Beeswax Cappings Contaminated with Pesticides? Virginia $3,500, Elizabeth LeGall, Elizabeth@meadowsedgefarmnc.com
FS12-262 Development of an Innovative Forage Crop System for Pasture Raised Swine, Texas, $8,303, Ron Luce, email@example.com
FS12-263 Selective Breeding of Honey Bees for Multiple Traits with a Priority on Nosema Disease Resistance, Tennessee, $10,000, Michael Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Producer Grants are one of seven grant opportunities offered by Southern SARE. Learn more about Producer Grants and how to apply. Producer Grants Calls for Proposals are released in September.
Published by the Southern Region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Southern SARE operates under cooperative agreements with the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture to offer competitive grants to advance sustainable agriculture in America's Southern region.