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Which Large Grant program is right for you? Q&A Sessions taking place

The Q&As will include a brief overview of Northeast SARE's grant programs before moving into breakout rooms where you can connect directly with grant program administrators. Participants will be able to switch between the different breakout rooms to get a sense of how each grant program fits with their potential project.

Calls for 2025 Large Grant Preproposals Open

Three Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) programs are calling for preproposals. $5.9M in funding is available across the Research and Education, Research for Novel Approaches, and Professional Development grant programs. Preproposals are due August 6, 2024 by 5 p.m. EST. Q&A Sessions will take place in June and July to help applicants determine […]

Learn about the 2024 Northeast SARE Farmer Grant Projects

Thirty-two projects taking place in the Northeast region will receive a total $779,758 in funding through the 2024 Northeast SARE Farmer Grant program. SARE's Project Database is publicly accessible, which means you can follow along with these sustainable agriculture projects taking place in your community.

Writing a Budget Justification and Narrative

In this video, we talk about the Budget Justification and Narrative required as part of application to Northeast SARE’s Farmer, Partnership, or Graduate Student Research grant programs.

2024 Graduate Student Research Call for Proposals Question and Answer Sessions

The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Graduate Student Research Grant Program is currently calling for proposals. As part of the call for proposals, Northeast SARE Graduate Student Research Grant Administrator Kaitlyn Sirna hosted a series of question-and-answer sessions throughout March and into April. Graduate Student Research Grant Q&A sessions have concluded for this year. […]

2024 Partnership Grant Call for Proposals Question and Answer Sessions - Call has closed

The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Partnership Grant Program's 2024 Call for Proposals has closed. As part of the call for proposals, Northeast SARE Partnership Grant Administrator Candice Huber hosted a series of question-and-answer sessions taking place throughout March. Partnership Grant Q&A sessions took place March 5, 13, 19, and 27 from noon-1:00 p.m. […]

2023 Northeast SARE Annual Report

The 2023 Northeast SARE Annual Report is now available! The report features project profiles, outcomes of completed projects in 2023, a farewell letter from outgoing Director Vern Grubinger, and more.

$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: 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 […]

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 […]