Farmers or others in the agriculture community are invited to apply for a Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, or SARE, farmer or partnership grant.
These awards are capped at $15,000 and support new ideas in sustainable agriculture.
Farmer grants are for commercial farmers who want to explore a new idea, develop a new way to sell or add value to farm products, or perhaps build and test a new tool. Deadline to apply is Dec. 2 for awards in March.
Partnership grants are for agricultural service providers — Extension staff, nonprofits, consultants, state departments of agriculture and others working in the agricultural community — who want to conduct on-farm demonstrations, research, marketing or quality-of-life efforts, or to explore other topics with farmers as active cooperators. Deadline to apply is Nov. 13 for awards in March.
The program serves Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
For more information and to download application instructions, go to www.nesare.org or call 802-656-0471.