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 SARE Coordinator
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County
Michelle is an Agricultural Agent and Professor with Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Her primary responsibilities are in the areas of vegetable production, agricultural marketing, field crops production, sustainable agriculture, and Right-to-Farm issues. Michelle earned a M.S. from Virginia Tech in Plant Science and Sustainable Agriculture and a B.S. from Delaware Valley College in Horticulture.
Stephen Komar is an Agriculture & Natural Resources County Agent at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Sussex County. He has research and education expertise in row crop production and nutrient management and plant disease and insect management. Stephen currently leads and implements educational and outreach programs in commercial agriculture, pasture management, nutrient management plans, animal waste management, agricultural marketing, agritourism, and industrial hemp research.
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.
Oyster farming is increasing in the Northeast and is a top contributor of our region’s $161 million in annual aquaculture sales. However, a major challenge to the continued growth of this shellfish crop is availability of oyster seed. Hatchery and nursery capacity for seed production is limited, and often the demand for oyster seed exceeds […]