Professional Development Program

Closed - Opens May 2024

Professional Development Program grants focus on educating and training agricultural professionals to increase their understanding and proficiency in sustainable agriculture so they, in turn, can educate and train other agricultural professionals.

How the Program Works

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Professional Development projects must improve the ability of agricultural professionals to conduct educational programs and activities in sustainable agriculture principles and systems and to respond to inquiries on the subject from farmers, ranchers, and the public. In a “train the trainer” fashion, this program focuses on increasing knowledge and capacity for agricultural stakeholders to provide further training and information to other agricultural professionals and producers.

Project approaches can include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Workshops
  • Conferences
  • Curricula or Materials Development
  • Demonstrations
  • Web-based courses
  • Tours
  • Digital Media

Archived CFPS are to be used as EXAMPLES ONLY. Please be aware that upcoming Calls may differ. However by reviewing these documents you will get an idea of what Western SARE is looking for in a good proposal and begin your planning efforts.

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Successful projects incorporate the environmental, economic, and social dimensions of sustainable agriculture. Projects can be up to 3 years (36 months) in length and funded up to $100,000.


Proposals Due: November 1

Review Panel Meets: December/January

Award Decisions: February/March

Project Funds Available: April

Next CFP: Spring 2024

Contact Us

(307) 575-2416