The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program offers grants and education to farmers, educators, service providers, researchers and others to address key issues affecting the sustainability of agriculture throughout our region.
The program serves Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
The program is administered by Northeast SARE’s host institution, the University of Vermont.
The guiding principles behind Northeast SARE are captured in our Outcome Statement as the long-term vision for our region:
Northeast SARE’s Outcome Statement
Agriculture in the Northeast will be diversified and profitable, providing healthful products to customers. Farmers and the people they work with will steward resources to ensure sustainability and resilience, and foster conditions where farmers have high quality of life and communities can thrive.
A National Sustainable Agriculture Program
Northeast SARE is one of four regional SARE programs funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The program is authorized under Subtitle B of Title XVI of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990. SARE serves all states and Island Protectorates.
SARE’s Nationwide mission is to advance, to the whole of American agriculture, innovations that improve profitability, stewardship, and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education.