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This summer, think of a topic for a SARE farm research grant

publication date: Jun 1, 2016
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The hands-on independence that drives farmers to try new things can also be a burden when we can’t find the time or resources to pursue uncertain inspirations while running a stable business. This is where the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program steps in, funding projects that meet its mission to advance “innovations that improve profitability, stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education.” Since its founding in 1988, “SARE has funded more than 5,000 projects with grants for farmers, ranchers, extension agents and educators, researchers, nonprofits, students, communities and others.” Farmers can be directly involved with (and benefit from) the program in three ways: by applying for grants to do on-farm research, by serving on review committees to help guide that research, and by using the information and experience resulting from almost 30 years of completed projects.

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