Since 1988, SARE has awarded numerous grants in every state and Island Protectorate. Aimed at advancing sustainable innovations, these grants add up to an impressive portfolio of sustainable agriculture efforts across the nation.

If you have questions about Western SARE and funding opportunities that this website doesn’t answer, you can contact your state coordinator. They can help answer questions specifically about SARE grants and your potential research and education project, but not general questions or provide answers on how to fund land purchases or capital equipment. 

Learn more about the state coordinator’s role.

State Contacts

Shayan Ghajar

Assistant Professor
Oregon State University

Maud Powell

Small Farms Extension Agent
Oregon State University


Woman cutting a plant sample
At a Soil Quality Network meeting in Oregon, a participant cuts a cover crop to determine its biomass, which allows for a rough estimate of the nitrogen contribution it will make to the following crop. Photo by Rex Dufour, National Center for Appropriate Technology

OREGON Impacts

in funding since 1988
214 projects
funded since 1988