2017 Southern SARE Producer Grants Funded
GRIFFIN, Georgia – Over $97,000 in grants from the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program has been funded for farmers to further sustainable agriculture production and marketing practices throughout the Southern region.
Topics including which wildflowers are best to recruit native bees, rotational grazing to combat small ruminant intestinal parasites, using mulch to suppress weeds in plantains, and using probiotics to increase yields of inland farmed shrimp are among the Producer Grants funded for FY2017. 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 2017 Producer Grants funded include:
FS17-294 Adaptive Winter Squash, $1,822, Tennessee, Megan Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org
FS17-295 Incorporating Conservation Solutions into Alternative Crop Transplant Systems, $9,999, Tennessee, Sarah Bellos, email@example.com
FS17-296 Which Wildflower is Best at the Recruitment of Native Bees into Agricultural Areas: A comparison of perennial verses annual wildflowers, $10,000, Georgia, Joe Dickey, firstname.lastname@example.org
FS17-297 Bacillus thuringiensis var. Israelensis as a Larvacidal on a Rotational Grazing System for Ruminants to Combat Haemonchus contortus, $10,000, Tennessee, Jo Ann Harris, email@example.com
FS17-298 Weed Suppression by Compost Mulch in Plantains, $8,436, Puerto Rico, Reed Hepperly, firstname.lastname@example.org
FS17-299 Organic Sweet Potato as a Commercial Crop in South Texas, $10,000, Texas, Lois Kim, email@example.com
FS17-300 Scaling Indigo Production in South Carolina, $5,965, South Carolina, Kathy McCullough, firstname.lastname@example.org
FS17-301 Using Lotus as an Alternative Crop to Generate Farm Income, $9,696, Kentucky, Cheryl Pan, email@example.com
FS17-302 Soil Effects of Animal Grazing for Selected Summer Crops in the Southern United States, $9,955, Alabama, Franklin Randle, firstname.lastname@example.org
FS17-303 Evaluation of Southern Stem Blight Control in Green Beans with Aerated Compost Tea in Drip System, $6,501, Georgia, Joseph Reynolds, email@example.com
FS17-304 Use of Probiotics to Increase Survival and Sustainable Yield of Inland Farmed Shrimp, $14,869, Alabama, David Teichert-Coddington, firstname.lastname@example.org
Producer Grants are one of six 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. This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.