Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program

Western SARE, Montana State University

Deadline passed. Most recent deadline: 05/20/2021.The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program announces the Call for Pre- proposals for Research & Education grants for 2022. With a Research and Education grant, a researcher and at least three (3) Producers work together to develop a proposal to conduct both research and education on a sustainable agriculture topic. Outreach activities may include on-farm/ranch demonstrations, farmer-to-farmer educational activities, and other approaches to assist producer adoption of sustainable agricultural practices. The goal of this program is to achieve results that can be communicated to producers and professionals; sustain and improve the environmental quality and natural resource base on which agriculture depends; improve the profitability of farmers/ranchers and associated agricultural businesses; and enhance the quality of life for farmers/ranchers in their local communities.

Funding Amount
Projects may be one to three years in length. Total funds requested may not exceed $350,000 over the entire budget period.
Principal Investigators need to reside in the Western region of the United States and should have the capability to conduct both research and Extension/outreach activities. Proposed projects should be submitted from organizations that has demonstrated fiscal responsibility and expertise in sustainable agriculture, and are qualified to receive funds from the U.S. Government. Multi-state and multi-agency collaborations within the Western region are encouraged. Cross-region applications will be
considered when the Principal Investigator is in the Western region. Participants and/or cooperators can be from outside the Western region.