Professional Development Grants

Northeast SARE Professional Development grants build the knowledge base and educational infrastructure so that Cooperative Extension educators and other agricultural professionals can get and use the knowledge they need to help farmers move toward greater sustainability.

Eligible Recipients:
Anyone can apply for a Professional Development grant, but applicants should have direct and substantial experience delivering agricultural education to extension and other agricultural service providers. Professional Development projects draw on scientific and pedagogic expertise, and all applicants should demonstrate a firm grasp of current barriers and issues in sustainable agriculture.

Eligible Projects:
Professional Development projects can cover a wide range of topics—recently SARE has funded training in ecological weed management, labor, whole-farm nutrient planning, tillage, season extension, carbon trading, and the needs of new farmers, among other things. In the course of these projects, SARE funds have also been used to produce books, videos, webcasts, and other media tools to improve participants’ understanding of sustainable techniques.

Funding Source:
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NE SARE)

Funding Amount:
$30,000 to $150,000

Recurring; next round opens Summer 2019

Northeast SARE
655 Spear St.
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405

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