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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: https://northeast.sare.org/news/farmer-grant-questions-and-answers/ 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 […]

Work with Northeast SARE

Northeast SARE is seeking applications for an Administrative Assistant. The person in this position will review and process invoices and service agreements, enter financial data, update and maintain spreadsheets, collect, prepare, format, and distribute documents, schedule meetings, assist with meeting logistics, and take minutes at a variety of meetings. Northeast SARE is especially interested in candidates […]

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 four 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 […]

Three Members Depart from Northeast SARE AC

At their February meeting, the Northeast SARE Administrative Council (AC) bade farewell to Hannah Smith-Brubaker, Rose Ogutu, and Tom Vogelmann. AC members do more than review grants. They are Northeast SARE’s connection to the region. Representatives from universities, farms, agencies, and businesses who lend their time and expertise to help Northeast SARE better serve farmers […]

Forest Farming Best Practices

Wild and wild appearing ginseng is up to 100 times more valuable than alternatives grown under shade cloths. GNE19-221 investigated strategies for wild-simulated forest planting for ginseng, where forest farmers introduce ginseng to an area and allow it to grow with little intervention. The project, conducted by graduate student Karam Sheban with faculty advisor Marlyse […]

New Possibilities for Producer Cooperatives

Northeast SARE Partnership Grant project explores producer cooperatives Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) recently released a case study of two long-standing producer marketing cooperatives. Over the course of more than two years as part of Northeast SARE Partnership Project ONE19-332, CISA provided in-depth support to Our Family Farms (OFF) and The Pioneer Valley Grower’s […]

Northeast SARE Administrative Council Approves $5.8M for 62 projects

The Administrative Council of the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program recently approved $5.8 million in funding to support 62 projects to conduct applied research, farmer education and farm advisor training to strengthen sustainable agriculture throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.  Northeast SARE offers six different grant programs for farmers, educators, service providers, researchers […]