The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has posted their 2014 calls for grant proposals. Grants are offered in five categories: Research and Education, Farmer/Rancher, Professional + Producer, Professional Development Program, and Graduate Student. SARE is a USDA competitive grants program that supports agricultural systems that are economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible.
Some helpful resources for preparing applications are available on the Western SARE grants page. Contact your local professional development program office with questions regarding the program. A complete list can be found here. You can also contact Utah State University, 4865 Old Main Hill, Logan UT 84322-4865, (435) 797- 2257 for assistance.
Nationwide, there are four SARE regions–North Central, Southern, Northeastern, and Western–with the shared goal of advancing innovative strategies to produce and distribute food, fuel, and fiber sustainably. More information, including information on past funded projects, can be found on the national SARE website. **Please note: each SARE region has a different timeline for grant applications. Check the SARE website for information about grants deadlines for your specific region.