Delaware

The grants summary  includes a project highlight, a breakdown of funding by SARE project type, the total funding for the state since 1988 and state grant recipients.

Northeast SARE’s network of state coordinators--housed at each land grant university throughout the region--conduct professional development programs and share information about our grant programs and other sustainable agriculture resources in their respective states.

State Contacts

Rose Ogutu

Rose Ogutu

State Coordinator
Delaware State University
Bio
Dr. Ogutu is a Horticulture Specialist at Delaware State University. She received her PhD and Masters in Horticulture at Kansas State University and Cornell University, respectively. She has experience in greenhouse management, and has worked in research related to nutrient management in hydroponic production of vegetables. Her work with the small farms program targets limited resource growers and includes activities with High Tunnels and Organic Production, and Integrated Pest Management. She is part of the Northeast Climate Hub and Soil Health Partnership in Delaware. She is one of the Northeast experts in tomato grafting. Dr. Ogutu serves on the Northeast SARE Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Ad Hoc committee.

Delaware State SARE Coordinator Projects:

Mentoring and Adult Education Principles for Delaware Extension Educators

The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension has many new agent, educator and specialist staff, many of whom have not worked for Extension in the past. Further, while most staff are experts in their technical fields, many have limited knowledge in the principles of adult education, particularly on how farmers learn. Coordinated by the University of […]


SARE in Delaware

Since 1988, SARE has awarded numerous grants in every state and Island Protectorate. Aimed at advancing sustainable innovations, these grants add up to an impressive portfolio of sustainable agriculture efforts across the nation.

Participants learn farming basics at beginning farmer training in Delaware. Photo courtesy of Dan Severson.

Delaware Impacts

$1.2
million
in funding since 1988
34 projects
funded since 1988