Grant Opportunities

SARE is a USDA competitive grants program. These grants are available to encourage farmers to experiment, researchers to discover a better way, and educators to learn better ways to share the information. The dates and particulars are included.

Northeast Region SARE - Grants and Application Information

Grants May Fund Research on Your Farm - PDF (1p)

Decision Enabling Data Collection and Management System  - 2003 Research & Education Grant


Farmer/Grower Grant Program

Research and Education Grants

Professional Development Grants

2004 Northeast Region SARE
West Virginia Funded Projects

     Five West Virginia Farmer/Ranchers received Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Farmer/Rancher program grants for 2004 amounting to $25,923. They are listed below by name and project title.

  • Brian Wickline, "An Economic Analysis of Precision Agriculture on Pastureland in Monroe County, WV"

  • Cindy Welch, "Pastured Rabbits"

  • Roy Metheney, "Evaluating Marshall Ryegrass"

  • Barry Landers, "Improved Feasibility of Sustainable Salad Production"

  • Karen Hyde, "Greenhouse Production of West Virginia '63 Tomato Seed"


2003 Northeast Region SARE
West Virginia Funded Projects

Two West Virginia Farmer/Growers received Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Farmer/Grower program grants for 2003 amounting to $9,023. They are listed below by name, affiliation, and project title.

Two West Virginia Extension Service professionals received Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Professional Development  program grants for 2003 amounting to $141,509. They are listed below by name, title, affiliation, and project title.

2002 Northeast Region SARE
West Virginia Funded Projects

Three West Virginia Farmer/Ranchers received Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Farmer/Grower program grants for 2003 amounting to $10,696. They are listed below by name, affiliation, and project title.

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program awarded James Kotcom, associate professor, West Virginia University, a grant amounting to $149,968 for his project,  "Comparison of Organic Farming Systems Using Off-Farm Nitrogen with and without Animals"

2001 Northeast Region SARE
West Virginia Funded Projects

A total of 46 farmers in the Northeast recently received grants totaling $191,068. Awards ranged from $551 to explore whether pumpkins plants are available forage for sheep to $13,839 for the development of a year-round market for value-added farm products through freezing and vacuum packaging.

Fourteen West Virginia Farmer/Growers receiving Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Farmer/Grower program grants totaling approximately $63,000. Projects funded include:

MyraBonhage-Hale, Evaluation Of 5 Organic Techniques On controlling Flea Beetles on Kennebec Potatoes - $755
Van & Edna Wysong, Ginseng Production Project - $1,750
Pam Talley, Managing Crowded Woodlots Through Shiitake Mushroom Production - $3,000
Pam Talley, Utilizing a Living Mulch System for Specialty Cut Flower Production & Pasture Regeneration - $1,605
Myra Paix, Christmas Lights and Deer Scents - $937
Bill Grantham, Evaluate Forage Quality & Yield in Pastures in the Shenandoah Valley - $2,753
Donnie Tenney, Year Round Hydroponics Tomato Production - $2,499
Fred Hays, Expanding Local Production of Cage Cultured Hybrid Striped Bass by demonstrating an approach with Ltd. Space & 
        Equip. & Farmer Cooperation - $4,996
Milford Gibson, Intensive Grazing System - $2,515
Jason Teets, Control of Eastern Red Cedar By Nutrient Management and Intensive Grazing - $8,500
Pam West, Sustainable Production of Specialty Cut Flowers through Improved Soil Structure - $2,154
Daniel Cosgrove, Ginseng Grown Under Pawpaw Trees - $1,665
Frederick Hays, Integrated Forest Farming: Medicinal Herb Cultivation Mushroom Production and Forest Restoration - $7,995
Bill Slagle, Making the Farm Profitable Using Agroforestry - $6,000
Sue Cosgrove, Spuds - Under Organic Mulch vs. In the Soil - $1,265
Larry Boggs, American Chestnut Field Trial - $4,335
Myra Bonhage-Hale, Essential Oil Distillation for West Virginia Herb Growers: A Smell Good Project - $6,035
Sue Cosgrove, Spuds - Under Organic Mulch vs. In the Soil - $1,465
Susan Truxell Sauter, Two Approaches to Farm-Grown Nitrogen - $2,707


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