GRIFFIN, Ga. — Training programs and educational tools for ag professionals covering soil health, small ruminants, high tunnels, agroforestry management, and grazing management have been funded by the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program.
The Professional Development Program Grants are “train-the-trainer” grants that provide sustainable agriculture education and outreach strategies for ag professionals who work directly with farmers and ranchers. Training activities can include seminars, workshops, farm tours, on-farm demonstrations, or marketing materials.
Six projects, totaling $414,223 were funded. They include:
ES19-145 Southern Region SARE Professional Development Grant – The Road to Soil Health, $59,442, Noble Research Institute, Oklahoma, Amy Hays, firstname.lastname@example.org
ES19-146 Effectively Using Permanent and Temporary Electric Fence Technology: Adviser training to support producers implementing adaptive grazing management, $79,954, NCSU Extension, North Carolina, Matt Poore, email@example.com
ES19-147 Training Texas County Extension Agents and Mentor Ranchers to Improve Small Ruminant Health and Productivity Through Natural Genetic Selection Strategies, $76,996, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Reid Redden, firstname.lastname@example.org
ES19-148 Experiential High Tunnel Training for Cooperative Extension Service Agents in Kentucky, $64,304, University of Kentucky, Rachel Rudolph, Rachel.email@example.com
ES19-149 Agroforestry Management for Tropical and Subtropical Agroforestry Systems: Management guide and practical workshops, $53,680, University of Puerto Rico Utuado, Andre Sanfiorenzo, firstname.lastname@example.org
ES19-150 Advanced Soil Health Training for South Carolina Agriculture Professionals, $79,847, Clemson University, South Carolina, Geoff Zehnder, email@example.com
The Professional Development Program Grant Calls for Proposals for FY2019 will open in July. Learn more about the Professional Development Program Grants, including who can apply, eligible activities, and the grants release schedule.
–Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program