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$1.25M Available for Graduate Student and Partnership grant projects

Two Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant programs are calling for 2024 proposals. Northeast SARE’s Administrative Council has allocated $750,000 for Partnership Grants and $500,000 for Graduate Student Research Grants. Partnership Grants fund researchers, educators and agricultural service providers working in direct partnership with farmers in the Northeast. Funded projects will design and […]

Northeast SARE Welcomes New Director

Burlington--After a national search, the University of Vermont (UVM) has selected Dr. Teresa Leslie to be the new director of the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program, effective January 29. Outgoing Northeast SARE director Dr. Vern Grubinger, who has served in the position since 2007, said, “Dr. Leslie brings a fresh perspective to our […]

Northeast SARE Grant Slate Announced

The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Administrative Council has approved more than $7.1m in funding for 69 grant projects taking place across the Northeast.

View the 2022 Annual Report

The Northeast SARE 2022 Annual Report is now available! Click above to view completed project outcomes, profiles of projects from across our competitive grant programs, and grants approved in 2022.

Graduate Student Research Grants Pause for 2023

The Northeast SARE Graduate Student Research Grant program will not be offered in Spring of 2023 as originally planned. Our capacity is limited this year as multiple staff will be on parental leave. We do plan to offer this program again in the coming year, and will share details as soon as they are available. […]

Northeast Region Hosts SARE Fellows Trip

A group of agricultural service providers from across the country met last month in Ithaca, NY, for a biannual tour program which highlights the unique features and deep-rooted connections of farms in each of the four SARE regions. The SARE Fellows program offers participants the opportunity to, over the course of two years, learn in-person […]

Farmer Grant Questions and Answers

During the recent Farmer Grant Webinar, Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) was delighted to receive dozens of questions from participants interested in applying for a Northeast SARE Farmer Grant. Since there was not enough time during the webinar to answer all of the questions, Grant Coordinator Candice Huber reached out directly to anyone […]

View the 2023 Farmer Grants Webinar

The full recording of the 2023 Farmer Grants Webinar, featuring Grant Coordinator Candice Huber and multiple Farmer Grant recipient Tommye Lou Rafes, is now available. A list of additional questions and answers is available here: Subscribe to our YouTube page to stay up-to-date on all of the latest Northeast SARE videos.

The 2022 Partnership Grant Projects

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) is pleased to announce the Partnership Grant projects recommended for funding for 2022. Twenty-four projects were recommended for funding, for a total of $652,414. Connecticut Christine Georgakakos of University of Connecticut was awarded $29,057 for the project, “Pairing Residues, Resistance Genes and Microbial Community Structure to Understand Off-Farm […]

Congratulations 2022 Graduate Student Research Grantees

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) is pleased to announce the Graduate Student Research Grant projects recommended for funding for 2022. Thirty-one projects were selected for a total of $458,042. Connecticut Katherine Michels and advisor Amity Doolittle of Yale University were awarded $14,999 for the project, "Vermont Farmers’ Land Ethics: Stories from the Ground […]

Upcoming Farmer Grant Webinar

Multiple Northeast SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) grant recipient Tommye Lou Rafes, of T.L. Fruits and Vegetables in West Virginia, is sharing her experiences to help other farmers experiment with new ideas through the Farmer Grant program.  At noon on October 4th, 2022, Rafes will join Northeast SARE Grant Coordinator Candice Huber for an informational webinar […]

Farmer Grant Call Now Open

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Calling for 2023 Farmer Grant Proposals The Call for 2023 Northeast SARE Farmer Grants is now available. Approximately $750,000 has been allocated to fund projects for this grant cycle. Awards typically range from $5,000 to $30,000, depending upon a project’s complexity and duration. The online system for submitting […]

AC Approves Pause to Redesign Programs

Northeast SARE’s Administrative Council has approved a one-year pause in five of our seven regional grant programs. The purpose of the pause is to increase our capacity to work on implementation of Northeast SARE's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) strategic plan.  The following four grant programs will pause by not releasing calls for proposals […]

The Horsepower of a Raindrop

Soil Health Field Day Features Practical Demonstrations and Hands-on Learning On June 21st, 2022, a field day took place at the University of Massachusetts Crop and Animal Research Education Farm. Professional Development Grant Program Coordinator Katie Campbell-Nelson was glad to be among the attendees after a long break in such in-person events. The field day was […]

Previous Projects With Powerful Preproposals

Northeast SARE's 2023 Large Grant Webinar features information on how to write a strong preproposal As part of the 2023 Large Grant Webinar, coordinators highlighted specific projects to explore what factors contribute to the success of a Northeast SARE grant. Research for Novel Approaches Grant Coordinator Kali McPeters discussed project LNE22-456R, Culturally Meaningful, Regionally Adapted […]

Webinar Connects Applicants with Answers and Best Practices

Northeast SARE’s recent 2023 Large Grants Webinar featured information about three Northeast SARE grant programs: Research and Education, Research for Novel Approaches, and Professional Development. Speakers included Associate Director Heather Omand; Grant Coordinators Nevin Dawson, Kali McPeters, and Katie Campbell-Nelson; as well as grantee and current Administrative Council (AC) member, Kwame Matthews. The event was […]

Connect Your Farming Community with a Northeast SARE Grant

Farming and food systems are an integral part of life. Sustainable farming and food systems are essential for a community to grow and truly thrive. Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grants connect farmers and people who work with farmers (Some are even available to people who work with people who work with farmers) […]

Three 2023 Calls for Preproposals Now Open

Three of Northeast SARE's grant programs are now accepting preproposals. As part of Northeast SARE’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Strategic Plan, we will be examining our grant programs and procedures and may make structural changes to our grantmaking systems. To accommodate that work, these grant programs may not call for preproposals in 2023. Research […]

Solar-Clips Series Shines Light on Photovoltaics

University of Maryland extension has created a catalogue of videos that are a great resource for farmers or anyone else looking to install solar panels Northeast SARE grantees share their experience, insights, and stories in a variety of ways. As project leader for ENE20-165, Drew Schiavone from University of Maryland went above and beyond to […]