Cover photo for Northeast SARE Farmer Grant Program

Northeast SARE Farmer Grant Program

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

Opens August 1, 2021

About

Farmer Grants are for commercial producers who have an innovative idea they want to test using a field trial, on-farm demonstration, marketing initiative, or other technique.

Farmer Grant projects should seek new knowledge other farmers can use and address questions that are directly linked to improved profits, better stewardship, and stronger rural communities.

Eligibility

You must be a farm business owner or manager in the Northeast SARE region. It is not necessary that you farm full time, but the primary activity of your farm must be to produce and sell agricultural products. There is a limit of one application per farm per year.

For the purposes of Northeast SARE grants, a farm is defined as a commercial operation with an established farm income of at least $1,000* from the regular harvest and sale of crop, nursery, livestock, or aquaculture products. Common examples are grain, fruit, vegetable, dairy, and livestock operations.

Terms

This grant program is not meant to help start or expand farm businesses. Farmer Grant funds cannot be used for capital costs associated with building a barn, greenhouse, or other major farm fixture, nor can funds be used to start a farm, purchase durable equipment like tractors or computers, or for any utility, telephone, or other costs that would be there in the absence of the project.

Farmer Grant recipients are expected to collect and manage reliable data about their project and convey this information clearly through annual and final reports. Learn more about Managing Farmer Grants here.

Resources

Similar Programs

Details

Release Date

August 1, 2021

Organization

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

Financial Instrument

Grant

Minimum Award Amount

$2,500

Maximum Award Amount

$15,000

Total Program Funding

$250,000

Image Credit

SARE

Updated July 13, 2021

This information was gathered from public sources. Ambrook is not responsible for or able to affect the results of any financial programs listed, nor are they responsible for any incorrect information that is listed or is on the hyperlinked external sites. All information is subject to change.