2013 Southern SARE Producer Grants Funded
GRIFFIN, Georgia – Over $90,000 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 mushroom production, increasing sheep profits, cover crops, season extension and switchgrass evaluation are among the Producer Grants funded for FY2013. 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 2013 Producer Grants funded include:
FS13-268 Closed Loop Mushroom Production on 100% Waste Substrate, $7623, North Carolina, Joseph Allawos, email@example.com
FS13-269 From the Ground to Town, $14,965, Mississippi, Joe Barnes, JoeBarnes0575@yahoo.com
FS13-270 Increase Sheep Profits: Incorporating marginal forage areas into rotational grazing scheme, $9,961, Tennessee, Keith Cannon, firstname.lastname@example.org
FS13-271 Cover Crops for Improving Recalcitrant Soil Organic Matter and Soil Biota Management in Plantain Production Systems in Puerto Rico, $10,000, Puerto Rico, Duamed Colon-Carrion, email@example.com
FS13-272 Increasing Sustainability of Goat Production through Management of Gastrointestinal Nematodes, $10,000, Alabama, Samuel Fairley, firstname.lastname@example.org
FS13-273 Identifying and Marketing Quality Open-Pollinated and Organic Cucurbit Seedstocks for Virginia, $9,963, Virginia, Edmund Frost, Edmund@twinoaks.org
FS13-274 Comparing Season Extension Mechanisms on Winter Green Production in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, $3,737, North Carolina, Paul Littman, email@example.com
FS13-275 Insect Exclusion Using Woven Shade Cloth, $9,320, Alabama, Will Mastin, firstname.lastname@example.org
FS13-276 Shade Cloth for Fall Bearing Blueberry Druplet Abortion/Malfunction Problems in Southeastern USA, $6,458, South Carolina, Walker Miller, email@example.com
FS13-277 Evaluating Switchgrass in Marginal Land as a Beneficial Insect Habitat and as Compost Source for Vegetable Production, $8,379, Texas, Lynn Remsing, firstname.lastname@example.org
Producer Grants are one of seven grant opportunities offered by Southern SARE. Learn more about Producer Grants on the Southern SARE website 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.