Southern SARE Producer Grant

Description: This program was established in 1994 to give farmers the opportunity to conduct their own research projects. The competitive research grants program is intended to help farmers and ranchers develop sustainable production and marketing practices. The goal of the grant program is for farmers/ranchers to conduct projects to solve challenges and problems they face, and develop information on what works and doesn’t work so that other farmers and ranchers facing those same problems can benefit from the results of the funded project. Awards are up to $15,000 for individual farmers, and $20,000 for a farmer organization. Projects can be 1 to 2 years in length. Applications open in September and are due in November.

Type of funding: Grant

Type of application: Narrative-based application

Focus area: Conservation, Environment, Business/Marketing

Maximum award amount: $15,000

Average award amount: Information not currently available

Duration: 2 years

Deadline to apply: November

Application acceptance rate: Information not currently available

How to apply: If you’re interested in this program, contact our team at or set up some time with us during our free office hours to discuss next steps.