Farmer Grants are for commercial producers in the Northeast Region who have an innovative idea they want to test using a field trial, on-farm demonstration, marketing initiative, or other technique. A technical advisor--often an extension agent, crop consultant, or other service professional--must also be involved. Projects should seek results other farmers can use, and all projects must have the potential to add to our knowledge about effective sustainable practices. Awards are capped at $15,000. Applications are due by December 2, 2014.
Northeast SARE grants coordinator Carol Delaney will be hosting at lunchtime webinar on Friday, October 10th at noon to provide information about the application process, designing a budget, choosing a technical advisor, and the review process. There will be plenty of time for Q & A. Register for the webinar here. (If you have questions about registration or the presentation, please contact NY SARE Coordinator Violet Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org.)