SARE Grants in Tennessee
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 Tennesee.
- Tennessee 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 Tennessee SARE program is facilitated through a joint collaboration between the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and Tennessee State University Cooperative Extension. We work together to deliver a program that enhances the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of the state through research and education. Tennessee SARE partners with researchers, extension faculty, producers, and community organizations to research and implement the best science-based practices available in all aspects of Tennessee's agricultural system. In addition to research, SARE is dedicated to providing education in sustainable agriculture through various trainings offered each year.
You can find information regarding the Tennessee SARE program, including research programs, calendar of events, and educational resources here.
In addition, our SARE State Coordinators are vital for expanding sustainable agriculture training for Extension, NRCS, and other agricultural professionals, who will then help producers transition to a more sustainable agriculture.
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture: Jason Fewell is an assistant professor and coordinator of MANAGE Extension programs in farm and financial management at the University of Tennessee. His professional interests include farm and financial management, production economics, risk analysis and natural resource economics. The MANAGE program is specifically designed to help farm families carefully evaluate their individual situation and assist them in improving their quality of life. Over 15,000 farm families have participated in the intensive farm and financial planning phase of MANAGE.
Tennessee State University Cooperative Extension: Fitzroy (Roy) Bullock is an Extension professor and agriculture program leader for the Department of Agricultural Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences at Tennessee State University. His areas of research include plant and soil science, weed science, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and sustainable agriculture.
Tennessee SARE Program Assistant: Tina Johnson is an Extension Assistant and Communications Specialist with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Her areas of responsibilities include creating publications and videos in support of the Water Quality program, and providing support to the Biofuels initiative through video and photographs.
Tennessee 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 presently funded SARE projects in Tennessee.