Highlights of 1890 Land-Grant Projects and of Minority and Limited-Resource Farmers in Sustainable Agriculture
Since 1988 USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program has administered competitive grants to fund research and education in agriculture that improve farm profitability, protect natural resources and revitalize communities. Our 1890 land-grant partners lead efforts to assist minority and limited-resource farmers in sustainable ag practices through Southern region SARE grants programs. Our grants also support farmer research, education and outreach efforts.
Southern region 1890 land-grant institutions include:
Alabama A&M University
Alcorn State University
Florida A&M University
Fort Valley State University
Kentucky State University
North Carolina A&T University
Prairie View A&M University
South Carolina State University
Tennessee State University
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Virginia State University
We’ve funded over 60 projects from 1890 institution principal investigators throughout the Southern region, with topics ranging from goat production to direct marketing to specialty crops. In addition, 1890 institutions have collaborated with researchers, Extension agents, farmers, NGOs and other ag professionals on countless SSARE-funded sustainable ag projects.
SNAPSHOTS highlights these research efforts from our 1890 land-grant partners, and with minority-limited resource farmers.