Southern SARE Announces New Research & Education Grants Projects
GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program has awarded over $1.1 million in grants to further sustainable agriculture research across the Southern region for FY2013.
Improving fitness in meat goat herds, using silvopasture to advance agroforestry systems, using clover as a living mulch, and refining our understanding of food hubs are just a few of the projects funded through Southern SARE’s Research & Education Grants – the organization’s flagship grant program that emphasizes a whole systems approach to sustainable agriculture lead by teams of interdisciplinary researchers.
Projects funded include:
LS13-254 Improving Fitness in Meat Goat Herds Through Better Genetic Management, $230,000, Tennessee State University, Richard Browning Jr., firstname.lastname@example.org
LS13-255 Made in the Shade: Using silvopasture research and on-farm demonstrations to advance these sustainable agroforestry systems, $190,000, Virginia Tech, John Fike, email@example.com
LS13-256 Food Hubs and the Regional Food System: Refining our understanding of best practices from foodsheds to operations, $230,000, University of Georgia, Carrie Furman, firstname.lastname@example.org
LS13-257 Using Durana Clover as a Living Mulch in an Integrated Corn and Livestock Production Systems, $224,000, University of Georgia, Nicholas Hill, email@example.com
LS13-258 Towards Ecologically Based Fertilizer Recommendations that Improve Soil Quality in High-Density Apple Orchards, $140,000, Virginia Tech, Gregory Peck, firstname.lastname@example.org
LS13-259 Participatory Assessment of Progress, Barriers and Opportunities for Sustainability in Southern Agricultural Systems, $100,000, Delta Land and Community, Arkansas, J.V. Worstell, email@example.com
Research & Education Grants award up to $300,000 for up to three years of project activities and are open to teams of researchers from public and private institutions such as 1862 and 1890 land-grant universities, environmental agencies, USDA-ARS, non-governmental organizations, and community based organizations.
Interested in our flagship grants program? Research & Education Grants Calls for Proposals for FY2014 are currently open. Application deadline is June 2, 2014.
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.