Western SARE
Grants available in five funding programs

Grants available in five funding programs.

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Essential educational resources

Essential resource for discovering innovative sustainable agriculture practices.

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Competitive grants since 1988

Providing competitive grants to researchers, ag professionals, farmers, ranchers, and graduate students since 1988.

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Providing high-quality research to all of agriculture

Providing high-quality research to all of agriculture.

Engaging farmers and ranchers

Engaging farmers and ranchers in all aspects of the program.

What's New Grant Deadlines

Grant Deadlines 

Graduate Student Open, March 15, 2017. Closes May 17, 2017, 1:00 MDT
R & E Pre-Proposal Open, Closes June 1, 2017, 1:00 MDT
Professional Development Program Open, Closes November 1, 2017, noon MDT
Farmer/Rancher Open, Closes December 6, 2017, 1:00 MDT
Professional + Producer Open, Closes December 7, 2017, 1:00 MDT

Hot Topics in Sustainable Agriculture

Visit SARE's Topic Rooms for in-depth resources on important topics in sustainable agriculture, including:

Cover Crops

The many benefits of cover crops are increasingly appreciated among farmers. They play an important role in erosion control, weed control, soil conservation and soil health. With careful selection and management, they fit into any crop rotation or cropping system, such as no-till farming, and are integral to organic farming.

Season Extension

Find in-depth information about high tunnels, hoop houses and other season extension techniques, including high tunnel construction, commercial greenhouse production, high tunnel vegetable production and more.

Explore additional SARE Topic Rooms on local and regional food systems, and for Southern audiences, on small ruminants and pastured poultry.


Available Grants

Calls for Proposals for Western SARE's grants programs have been released. Read descriptions of programs to see if your project is eligible.


2016 Annual Report

For the first time, we are sharing a yearly snapshot of our work. The stories provided here typify the creative, participatory and integrated research Western SARE annually funds – led by land grant institution researchers and graduate students, Extension and other ag professionals, and nonprofit leaders in full partnership with producers.

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