Producer Grants for FY2013 Funded
GRIFFIN, Georgia – Over $30,000 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 pastured rabbit, sustainable forages, organic dairy goats, and organic vegetable production 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:
FS13-264 Pastured Rabbit Integrated Farming Project, North Carolina, $2,000, Michelle Bernard at firstname.lastname@example.org
FS13-265 Sustainable Forages as an Alternative to Supplemental Feeding, North Carolina, $9,798, Ryan Higgs at email@example.com
FS13-266 Parasite Control in Organic Dairy Goats in North Carolina, North Carolina, $9,982, Neill Lindley at firstname.lastname@example.org
FS13-267 Mechanical and Biological Strategies to Remove Invasive Bermuda Grass in Preparation for Organic Vegetable Production on Raised Beds, Georgia, $9,560, Jennifer Taylor at email@example.com
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.