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
Northeast agricultural communities honor the holistic connection among land, water, air,
and all living beings. Agriculture in the Northeast is accessible, sustainable, and just,
addressing historic and current inequities so all farmers and farm employees can steward
resources to ensure sustainability, resilience, economic viability, and a high quality of life.
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.
Northeast SARE's DEIJ Values Statement
There is no sustainable agriculture without a foundation of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Honoring the dignity and value of all people, plants, animals, other organisms, and our environment go hand in hand in advancing the sustainability of our region’s agriculture and food systems.