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Western SARE Professional + Producer Grant

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

This grant program involves agricultural professional (main applicant) and producers implementing projects to address identified needs in sustainable agriculture. With the collaboration of producers, projects must integrate research and education aiming to advance the three components of sustainable agriculture—environmental, economic, and social—and use innovative educational outreach to disseminate new knowledge to producers and other agricultural stakeholders. It is expected that outcomes of funded projects will result in quantifiable benefits for producers, increase the preservation of the natural and social resources upon which agriculture relies, and be shared with other producers.


WSARE requires that agricultural producers be involved from inception to finish in the planning, design, implementation, and educational outreach or any WSARE-funded project. Each of the WSARE-funded grant programs, has slightly different requirements for the composition of the team and eligible applicant. Assemble your project team accordingly, keeping in mind the inherent interdisciplinary nature of sustainable agriculture.

For Professional + Producer Grants the project team must be a minimum of six (6) people and must include: An Agricultural Professional (Principal Investigator) and at least five (5) Producers. One of the Producers must be identified as the Advisor Representative. The team may also include additional collaborators.


Projects may be one-to-three years in length. Total funds requested cannot exceed $75,000 over the entire project period. Multiple submissions are accepted. Only one application (from any one individual Principal Investigator, PI) can be awarded funding in any of the Western SARE competitive programs in one grant budget cycle.

Application Instructions

Proposals are submitted online at:

You must make an account to apply.

The submission includes six sections:

  1. acknowledgement of reading the Call for Full Proposal,

  2. project’s basic information,

  3. project summary,

  4. project narrative,

  5. budget and budget justification, and

  6. supporting documents.


Release Date

April 1, 2024

Financial Instrument


Maximum Award Amount


Updated March 27, 2024

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