SARE Grants in South Carolina
SARE has awarded numerous grants in every state and Island Protectorate. Aimed at advancing sustainable innovations, these grants add up to an impressive portfolio of sustainable agriculture efforts across the nation. Read more in the following grant portfolio summary and detailed grants list for South Carolina.
- South Carolina Competitive Grant Portfolio Summary (pdf) The portfolio summary for each state includes one project highlight, a breakdown of funding by SARE project type, and the total funding for the state since 1988. This is a colorful 2-pager in PDF format that can be printed and distributed.
- Competitive Grants List (pdf) The grants list describes each grant in the state by title, project leader and funding level. For further information about any grant in the list, go to SARE Projects and search by the project number or title.
The South Carolina Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) is a professional development program sponsored by the Southern Region SARE and co-coordinated by Clemson University and South Carolina State University. We work together to provide sustainable agriculture education and outreach programs to Cooperative Extension Service personnel, Natural Resources Conservation Service staff and other agriculture professionals, farmers, and landowners with an interest in sustainable agriculture. The Program is managed by stakeholder input through an advisory committee consisting of farmers, agriculture professionals, non-Government representatives and others with an interest in sustainable agriculture development. We strive to deliver a program that enhances the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of the state through research and education. South Carolina SARE partners with researchers, extension faculty, producers, and community organizations to research and implement the best science-based practices available in all aspects of Alabama's agricultural system. In addition to research, SARE is dedicated to providing education in sustainable agriculture through various trainings offered each year.
Our SARE State Coordinators are vital for expanding sustainable agriculture training for Extension, NRCS, and other ag professionals who will then help producers transition to a more sustainable agriculture.
Clemson University: Geoff Zehnder is a professor of entomology and IPM coordinator at Clemson University. His primary responsibilities include development of sustainable agriculture training and education programs for extension agents and other agriculture professionals, farmers and market gardeners. Other projects include the Clemson Student Organic Farm and Farmer’s Market, and the Clemson Heirloom Vegetable Garden.
South Carolina State University: Edoe Agbodjan is senior Extension director of the Small Farm Assistance Outreach program at South Carolina State University Extension. Small Farm Assistance and Outreach programs build awareness of agricultural entrepreneurship among farmers and promote entrepreneurial opportunities.
South Carolina SARE Program Assistant: Amy Nichols is the SARE Model State Program Assistant at Clemson University.
South Carolina SARE offers a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year. Check back to this section frequently to find out about upcoming events SARE and other organizations are hosting that you can participate in.
Here you will find educational resources relevant to sustainable agriculture.
A compilation of currently funded projects in South Carolina.