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What is Sustainable Agriculture?

How do we produce and distribute food, fuel, and fiber sustainably? While every strategy varies, SARE embraces three broad goals: profit over the long term; stewardship of our nation’s land, air, and water; and quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and their communities.

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Western SARE provides grants in several categories. Each of these grants is available at specific times of the year. Applying online for a  grant is a simple step-by-step process. Please read each grant's specific Calls for Proposals. View our Application and Award Life Cycle Flowchart to better understand learning about, applying for, and managing a Western SARE grant. Grantwriting webinars have been recorded for your viewing. Current grantees can find information and documents for managing your award here.

Not sure which grant is right for you? Review this infographic to help you decide which of our grant programs is the best fit!

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    Research and Education Pre-Proposal

    The Research & Education Program involves scientists, agricultural producers, and others using interdisciplinary approaches to advance sustainable agriculture through innovative research and outreach.

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    The Farmer/Rancher Program focuses on advancing on-farm sustainability solutions by funding innovative producer-driven research and outreach.

  • Sabbatical Research & Education

    The Sabbatical Research & Education Program provides an opportunity for faculty around the world to partner with farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, and researchers of the Western U.S. region on innovative research and outreach.

  • Graduate Student

    The Graduate Student Research & Education Program involves Masters or Ph.D students partnering with producers on innovative research and outreach on key sustainable agriculture topics.

  • Professional + Producer

    The Professional + Producer Program provides opportunities for agriculture professionals working directly with farmers and ranchers on sustainable agriculture efforts.

  • Professional Development

    The Professional Development Program advances education and outreach strategies for professionals and educators who work directly with farmers and ranchers.

  • Research to Grassroots

    The Research to Grassroots Program involves interdisciplinary teams who take SARE research results out into the field.