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Congrats SARE

03 Feb

The President’s budget request invests in the future of sustainable agriculture by increasing funding for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) competitive grants program to a total of $30 million.  In its twenty-two year history, SARE has funded cutting-edge research and widespread extension of sustainable agricultural systems that improve the profitability of small and mid-sized farms in ways that conserve energy, solve environmental problems, and promote entrepreneurial and community-based agriculture.  Structured differently than other USDA research programs, SARE is farmer-driven and regionally-led.

The President’s budget request divides the $30 million between research and education activities ($15 million), a new federal-state matching grants program ($10 million), and extension ($5 million).

I was their intern 2 years ago.

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2010 in Sustainable Agriculture

 

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