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.
West Virginia State SARE Coordinator Projects:
Helping Farmers Grow their Operations by Improving Coaching and Adult Education Skills of West Virginia Agriculture Service Providers
Agricultural service providers are not traditionally trained in adult learning or coaching/facilitation skills which they could use to help the farmers they support. In West Virginia, there is also currently a rise of new community-based organizations with limited agricultural experience working with producers. All these service providers work with producers yet have limited experience in […]
West Virginia Beginning Farmer Training Program
In West Virginia, statewide local food demand is increasing, but the state faces an aging and retiring population of farmers. This project is driven by a 2014-2017 statewide “sustainable agriculture needs assessment" process, and more recent discussions in 2018-2019 with service providers and farmers, to better understand priority needs for nascent and beginning farmers (farming […]
SARE in West Virginia
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.
West Virginia IMPacts
recent sare news from West Virginia
Farmers Invited to Apply for Sustainable Ag Grants
The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program is inviting farmers and growers to submit proposals to its Farmer Grant Program. Proposals are due online by 5 p.m. on Nov. 16 for projects starting next spring. Funded projects, which are capped at $30,000, will be announced in late February 2022. The call for proposals, […]