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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Cornell Extension's Fay Benson stands in front of a soil health demonstration. There are two jars which have collected runoff. The cover cropless jar's water is significantly browner than the cover crop samplenortheast.sare.org news the-horsepower-of-a-raindrop

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Northeast SARE awards $708,591 in grants to work in partnership with farmers

Northeast SARE's Administrative Council recently awarded 27 Partnership Grant proposals for the 2021 grant cycle, totaling $708,591. These projects are now underway with the goal of working in direct partnerships with farmers to encourage innovative solutions to current sustainability challenges related to production, marketing, and/or farmer and community well-being in Northeast farming and food systems. […]

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Graduate students receive Northeast SARE grants to conduct sustainable agriculture research

Twenty-eight students from around the Northeast were recently awarded grants by Northeast SARE to conduct sustainable agriculture research. Graduate students at any accredited Northeast university, college or veterinary school were invited to submit proposals to Northeast SARE's Graduate Student Research Grant Program. The program funds graduate student research focused on sustainable agriculture using either or […]

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New Edition of "Building Soils for Better Crops" Now Available

The fourth edition of SARE’s most popular book, Building Soils for Better Crops: Ecological Management for Healthy Soils, is now available online and in print. The book covers everything from soil organic matter and nutrient cycles to ecological soil management including sections on cover crops, compost, reduced tillage, addressing fertility issues and more. Building Soils […]

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Northeast SARE Now Accepting Preproposals for 2022 Projects

The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program is seeking preproposals for three grant programs: Research and Education, Professional Development and Research for Novel Approaches. Grants are aimed at improving sustainable agriculture and local food systems throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Preproposals, which capture the preliminary project concept, are required for each grant program […]