Professional Development Program Grants Awarded for FY2012
GRIFFIN, Georgia– Training programs for ag professionals covering goat production, Annie’s Project, and high tunnels have been funded by the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program for FY2012.
The Professional Development Program Grants are “train the trainer” awards that provide sustainable agriculture education and outreach strategies for ag professionals who work directly with farmers and ranchers. Training activities can include seminars, workshops, farm tours, on-farm demonstrations, or marketing materials.
Three 2-year projects, totaling $250,000, were funded for FY2012. They include:
ES12-111 Tuskegee University Goat Production Training Programs; $71,164; Tuskegee University, AL; Olga Bolden-Tiller, 334-727-8403, firstname.lastname@example.org
ES12-112 Expanding the Expertise of Agriculture Professionals to Serve New Constituents: Practical training on organic horticulture and high tunnels; $99,736; Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, AL; Jean Mills, 205-333-8504, email@example.com
ES12-113 Building the Capacity of Educators to Help Women Farmers and Ranchers in Southern States Improve Agricultural Sustainability Using Annie’s Methodologies; $79,100; Mississippi State University, MS; Bobbie Shaffett, 662-325-7317, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Professional Development Program Grants Calls for Proposals for FY2013 just recently closed. Click here to learn more about the Professional Development Program Grants, including who can apply, eligible activities, and the grants release schedule.
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.