West Virginia

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

Barbara Liedl

Barbara Liedl

State SARE Coordinator
West Virgina State University
(304) 204-4037
Barbara is an Associate Research Professor at West Virginia State University (WVSU) where she and her team work on breeding greenhouse tomatoes, developing markers for ornamental breeding, hydroponic and cut flower production, and organic/sustainable farming. In addition, Barbara works with the WVSU Extension Service to deliver workshops on cut flowers, small fruit and vegetable production and hydroponics. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from Purdue University, and her M.S. in Plant Breeding and Ph.D. in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota.
Doolarie Singh-Knights

Doolarie Singh-Knights

State SARE Coordinator
West Virginia University
(304) 293-7606
Doolarie is an Associate Professor of Resource Economics and Management and an Extension Specialist in Agriculture and Natural Resources at the West Virginia University. Her work centers around sustainable agriculture, agribusiness and extension education. Doolarie earned her B.S. from the University of the West Indies in management studies. She holds an M.S. in production economics and a Ph.D. in natural resource economics from West Virginia University.

West Virginia State SARE Coordinator Projects:

Extending Grant Writing and Management Capacity with West Virginia Agricultural Service Providers

This project, conducted by West Virginia State University, will provide training and support to agricultural service providers (ASPs) so they can better assist farmers in participating in grant programs. Some of these grant programs are designed specifically for farmers while other programs fund collaborations between farmers and service providers. Participants will be provided with educational […]

West Virginia Beginning Farmer Mentorship Program

Higher demand for local foods in West Virginia has created new opportunities for the state’s producers, survey data suggest that information and experience gaps limit entry and business success for West Virginia producers. A needs assessment showed that 92% of beginning farmers (n=29), 100% of aspiring farmers (n=19) and 87% of agricultural service providers (ASPs) […]

SARE in West Virginia

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.

Greenhouse production of strawberries at farmer field day in West Virginia.

West Virginia IMPacts

in funding since 1988
109 projects
funded since 1988