Be a Reviewer

Western SARE is one of four regions of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, a nationwide grants and outreach program supporting innovations that improve profitability, stewardship, and quality of life in American agriculture by investing in groundbreaking research and education. This effort is achieved in part through technical reviews by experts in various fields of conservation and agriculture therefore:

Western SARE is seeking reviewers for the Technical Review Panels for the following programs: 

  • Research and Education
  • Farmer/Rancher
  • Professional + Producer
  • Graduate Student
  • Sabbatical
  • Professional Development Program
  • Research to Grassroots

These review panels are composed of a diverse group of reviewers with a broad expertise on conservation, agricultural production, research, and education. The panel members evaluate the submitted proposals using an on-line platform, and later they meet to discuss and appraise the merits of each proposal and make funding recommendations to the Western SARE Administrative Council. Serving in a Western SARE review panel is a rewarding and educational experience for those interested in sustainable agricultural production and food systems in the Western U.S. Our grants page describes each of the programs.

To apply to serve on one of Western SARE Technical Review Panels please complete this form. 

Please note that reviewers must live and work in one of the states or protectorates of the Western SARE region, including: Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.