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Webinar to Assist with Sustainable Ag. Research and Education (SARE) Preproposals

SARE LogoThe Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) application system is now open to preproposals for three large grant programs: Research & Education, Professional Development, and Research for Novel Approaches.

Preproposals are brief preliminary concept documents due by 11:59 p.m. ET on July 10, 2018.  Acceptable budgets range from $30k to upwards of $200k. View this webinar recording to learn more about these grant programs, the application process, and how to write a competitive proposal. Invited full proposals are due on October 30 with projects awards made in late February 2019. For more information, visit: www.northeastsare.org/GetGrant. Use this decision tree to help decide which grant program is the best fit for your project: www.northeastsare.org/grantdecisiontree. More information is below.

The webinar can be found here.

Preproposals Due July 10

Preproposals for the following grant programs are due online by Tuesday, July 10, 2018  at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Option One: Research and Education Program
This program funds applied research and farmer education projects on sustainable farming and food system topics. Projects must engage farmers as cooperators; aim for specific, measurable change in farm practices; and have a plan to verify results. Awards typically range from $30,000 to $200,000.

Option Two: Professional Development Program
The program funds train-the-trainer projects about sustainable agriculture concepts and techniques for Extension educators, non-profit personnel and other agricultural service providers. Projects must specify measurable changes in service providers’ education and training of farmers. Awards typically range from $30,000 to $150,000.

Option Three: Research for Novel Approaches Program
The program funds applied research conducted through social science investigations and/or field and laboratory experiments. Projects should lead to the feasibility of new practices and approaches that have high potential for adoption by farmers. Awards typically range from $30,000 to $200,000.

Kelsie Raucher

Kelsie Raucher

Kelsie is from southwest Missouri and grew up on a 150-acre farm helping her family buy and sell horses and cattle. She credits FFA for finding her passion for agriculture and food issues and desiring a career as an “agvocate.” Since coming to Cornell, she has gained interest in local production, global food issues, and environmental impacts of and on agriculture. She joined the Cornell Small Farms Program in May of 2018 and is excited to gain experience to complement coursework in the Agricultural Sciences major and Communication major.
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