Graduate Student Sustainable Ag Projects for FY2013 Announced
GRIFFIN, Georgia – Cover crops management, Integrated Pest Management in snap beans, and economic analysis of aquaponics are just a few of the sustainable agriculture projects being funded for the 2013 Southern SARE Graduate Student Grants program.
The Administrative Council of the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program recently announced the funding of eight projects totaling $56,719. The Graduate Student Grants program is one of the few sustainable agriculture research funding opportunities open to Master’s and PhD students enrolled at accredited institutions throughout the Southern region.
The projects awarded for FY2013 include:
GS13-120 Management of Mexican Bean Beetle, Epilachna varivestis mulsant, in Snap Beans Using Cultural Control Strategies; Virginia Tech; $10,622; Thomas Kuhar, firstname.lastname@example.org and Louis Nottingham, louisN@vt.edu.
GS13-121 Identifying Barriers to Sustainable Food Production by Low Resource Producers and Purchase by Low Income Consumers in Washington and Beaufort Counties, North Carolina; Duke University; $7,614; Chantal Reid, Chantal@duke.edu and Kimberly Hill, email@example.com.
GS13-123 Ground Cover and Organic Nutrient Management Practices Altering the Denitrifier Community in an Organic Apple Orchard Soil; University of Arkansas; $11,000; Mary Savin, firstname.lastname@example.org and Jade Ford, email@example.com.
GS13-124 Examining the Influence of Farmers’ Market Managers Perceived Roles on Business Opportunities for Small-and Moderate-Size Farms and Access to Healthful Foods for Low-Income Households; East Tennessee State University; $6,479; Deborah Slawson, firstname.lastname@example.org and Rachel Ward, email@example.com.
Graduate Student Grants are one of seven grant opportunities offered by Southern region SARE to support sustainable agriculture research, outreach and education. The Call for Proposals for Graduate Student Grants opens in March. Grant proposals are due in June and funded projects are announced in September. Learn more about our Graduate Student Grants.
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.