On-Farm Research Grants Emphasize Ag Professional and Farmer/Rancher Collaboration
GRIFFIN, Georgia – Ag professionals in Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Services, universities, NGOs, and government and non-government organizations who regularly work with farmers/ranchers have the opportunity to apply for a grant that affords them the opportunity to conduct on farm research in sustainable agriculture.
The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) program has released its Call for Proposals for the 2013 On-Farm Research Grants. Proposal submission deadline is Nov. 15, 2012 . Announcement of grants will take place in late February 2013.
On-Farm Research Grants are intended for Cooperative Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Services, university personnel, government, and non-governmental organizations that regularly work with farmers/ranchers and are interested in conducting on-farm research or marketing projects related to sustainable agriculture. Applicants must work with at least one farmer/rancher on the project to conduct on-farm research in sustainable agriculture.
The On-Farm Research Grants are not intended for farmers/ranchers. If you are a farmer/rancher and are interested in applying for a grant, refer to the Producer Grant Program. Calls for Proposals for Producer Grants are also currently open.
On-Farm Research Grants may be funded up to two years for a project maximum of $15,000. For detailed information on how to apply for an On-Farm Research Grant download the current Call for Proposals. The Call for Proposals includes application information, program priorities, use of funds, proposal submission instructions, and contact information. Be sure to carefully follow the information in the Call for Proposals when submitting your grant. Failure to follow the submission guidelines may result in your proposal being rejected.
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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.