The grants summary  includes a project highlight, a breakdown of funding by SARE project type, the total funding for the state since 1988 and state grant recipients.

Northeast SARE’s network of state coordinators–housed at each land grant university throughout the region–conduct professional development programs and share information about our grant programs and other sustainable agriculture resources in their respective states.

State Contacts

Ellen Mallory

Ellen Mallory

State SARE Coordinator
University of Maine
(207) 581-2942
Ellen is a professor of Sustainable Agriculture and Extension Specialist at the University of Maine where her research and outreach programs focus on grain, pulse, and oilseed production, both organic and conventional, for local food and feed markets, and on the use of organic amendments like manure, compost, and green manures for crop fertility. She received her B.S. from Swarthmore College, M.S. from the University of Wisconsin, and Ph.D. from the University of Maine.
Tom Molloy

Tom Molloy

State SARE Outreach Coordinator
University of Maine
(207) 581-3213
Tom works as a Research Technician at the University of Maine where he conducts research in sustainable agriculture on farms and at the experiment station. His research interests include investigating alternative management strategies for weed control and small-grain production. As a state SARE outreach coordinator, Tom provides sustainable agriculture information and referrals to farmers and others in Maine.

Maine State SARE Coordinator Project:

Identifying Gaps in Knowledge and Capacity to Help Farmers Adapt to a Changing Climate

Adapting to a changing climate is imperative for agriculture, yet agricultural service providers (ASPs) may feel ill-equipped to make recommendations about new practices and technologies that could help farmers adapt. Current and projected changes in weather present new opportunities and risks for agriculture in Maine, such as a longer growing seasons but increased risks of […]

SARE in Maine

Since 1988, SARE has awarded numerous grants in every state and Island Protectorate. Aimed at advancing sustainable innovations, these grants add up to an impressive portfolio of sustainable agriculture efforts across the nation.

Agricultural service providers and farmers learn about cereal grains and soil health.

Maine Impacts

in funding since 1988
238 projects
funded since 1988