SARE Funding is Changing Agriculture in Your State
Since 1988, SARE has invested over $225 million in more than 5,500 research and education projects led by innovative farmers, ranchers, researchers and educators who are committed to improving agriculture’s profitability, stewardship and quality of life. Find out what SARE is funding in your state.
- Researchers in New Mexico worked with farmers to create inexpensive high tunnels to provide consumers with locally grown vegetables and producers with year-round income, increasing produce supply by 30 percent in the first year.
- A North Dakota farm was able to transition to organic in three years and gain organic certification after using two SARE grants to develop an integrated crop/livestock system and experiment with organic no-till. After completion of the nine-year rotation, they were able to graze cattle 10-12 months of the year.
- A West Virginia vegetable farmer developed a trap crop system that attracts stink bugs to plants on the perimeter of the field, diverting them from her vegetable crop. This non-chemical approach reduces certain environmental and health risks by eliminating large amounts of insecticides that are often applied to target stink bugs.
- In North Carolina, the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy is supporting the production and marketing of endangered hog breeds to preserve genetic diversity. Greater awareness of bloodlines and beneficial breeding practices are improving the health and preserving valuable genetic traits of these rare breeds.
Updated portfolio summaries, grants lists and links to state pages are now available for every state and protectorate in the nation. Each state portfolio summary includes a highlighted project, a breakdown of funding by project type, and total funding since 1988 for that state. Grant lists include the grants awarded in each state, the project leader, and the grant amount. For more state-level contact information and resources, visit your state's SARE page.