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  • Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program - Grants and Education
    Materials for State Coordinators About the PDP State Coordinators State and Protectorate Pages Regional Extension Survey Results Fellows Search for Excellence Programs Conferences Pacific Island Conference Ag Infrastructure National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health Subregional Stakeholder Conferences Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Water Conference Western SARE Event Calendar News from the West Newsletters Join Our Mailing List For the Media Western SARE Logo About Us How We Work Administrative Council SARE Staff Western SARE Goals State Coordinators What is Sustainable Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Alaska American Samoa Arizona California Colorado Guam Hawaii Idaho Micronesia Montana Nevada New Mexico N Marianas Islands Oregon Utah Washington Wyoming Find Your State Program Grants available in five funding programs Grants available in five funding programs Essential educational resources Essential resource for discovering innovative sustainable agriculture practices Competitive grants since 1988 Providing competitive grants to researchers ag professionals farmers ranchers and graduate students since 1988 Providing high quality research to all of agriculture Providing high quality research to all of agriculture Engaging farmers and ranchers Engaging farmers and ranchers in all aspects of the program What s New Grant Deadlines Grant Deadlines Graduate Student Proposal due May 11 2016 1 00 MDT R E Pre Proposal due June 1 2016 1 00 MDT Professional Development Program Proposal due November 2 2016 noon MDT Farmer Rancher Proposal due December 7 2016 1 00 MDT Professional Producer Proposal due December 7 2016 1 00 MDT Available Grants The Calls for Proposals for all five of Western SARE s grants programs are open Read more about each program and download Calls on our grants page Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management Publication Read Western SARE s From the Field publication Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management This report highlights four successful Western SARE funded projects addressing livestock grazing

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  • Grants
    Join Our Mailing List For the Media Western SARE Logo About Us How We Work Administrative Council SARE Staff Western SARE Goals State Coordinators What is Sustainable Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Home Grants Grants Types of Grants No Cost Extension Western SARE Logo Program Survey Results Writing a Successful Grant Grants Types of Grants No Cost Extension Western SARE Logo Program Survey Results Writing a Successful Grant Can t find something Ask or send feedback SARE s mission is to advance to the whole of American agriculture innovations that improve profitability stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education SARE s vision is Grants Western SARE provides grants in several categories Each of these grants is available at specific times of the year Applying online for a Western SARE grant is a simple step by step process Please read each grant s specific requirements timeline and writing tips After reading the information you may be ready to submit your application Be aware that if you have not done so already you will need to register some personal information before you can log in and sign up for a grant If you have questions feel free to contact the Western SARE office Types of Grants Western SARE offers grants in five categories which are described here Western SARE Survey 02 20 2015 Project leaders should use this survey and evaluation tool at workshops and other events that take place as part of their Western SARE funded project No Cost Extension Western SARE grantees may request a no cost extension for their project if it will not be completed by the project end date Grantees are encouraged to make their requests at least two months before the project s original end date Read more about how

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  • Types of Grants
    improve profitability stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education SARE s vision is Types of Grants If after review of the different grants available you wish to begin your application please click here to open a new window with our one stop grants page Any questions please contact Utah State University 4865 Old Main Hill Logan UT 84322 4865 435 797 2257 or contact your State Coordinator for more assistance 1 Research Education Grants These grants also known as Chapter 1 for their designation in the enabling legislation involve scientists producers and others using interdisciplinary approaches to address issues related to sustaining agriculture The 2017 Call for Pre Proposals will be issued in April 2016 with pre proposals due in June 2016 Following scrutiny by a technical review panel of scientists agency personnel producers and others presenters of the best pre proposals will be asked to submit full proposals due in November 2016 Full proposals will undergo technical review in January 2017 and the Western SARE Administrative Council will select proposals for funding in March 2017 2 Professional Development Program Grants These grants focus on training agricultural professionals to help them spread knowledge about sustainable agriculture concepts and practices PDP Grants are limited to 75 000 Grants can run for up to three years with the final year to be focused on project evaluation The 2017 Call for Proposals will open in April 2016 with proposals due October or November 2016 Proposals will be reviewed by a technical panel in January 2017 and the Western SARE Administrative Council will select proposals for funding in March 2017 3 Farmer Rancher Grants These one to three year grants are conducted by agricultural producers with support and guidance from a technical advisor Individual farmers or ranchers may apply for up to 20 000 and a group of three or more producers may apply for up to 25 000 Producers typically use their grants to conduct on site experiments that can improve their operations and the environment and can be shared with other producers Grant recipients may also focus on marketing and organic production The 2017 Call for Proposals will open in April 2016 with proposals due in December 2016 A technical review will be held in January 2017 and proposals will be selected for funding in March 2017 4 Professional Producer Grants These one to three year grants are similar in concept to the Farmer Rancher Grants with a few key differences Instead of a producer serving as the project coordinator an agricultural professional coordinates the project A farmer or rancher serves as the project advisor Applicants can seek up to 50 000 and must have at least five producers involved The Call for Proposals for Professional Producer Grants will open in April 2016 with proposals due in December 2016 A technical review will be held in January 2017 and proposals will be selected for funding in March 2017 5 Graduate Student Grants in Sustainable Agriculture The Graduate

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  • Requesting a No-Cost Extension: For Grantees
    and Soil Health Subregional Stakeholder Conferences Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Water Conference Western SARE Event Calendar News from the West Newsletters Join Our Mailing List For the Media Western SARE Logo About Us How We Work Administrative Council SARE Staff Western SARE Goals State Coordinators What is Sustainable Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Home Grants No Cost Extension Grants Types of Grants No Cost Extension Western SARE Logo Program Survey Results Writing a Successful Grant No Cost Extension Types of Grants No Cost Extension Western SARE Logo Program Survey Results Writing a Successful Grant Can t find something Ask or send feedback SARE s mission is to advance to the whole of American agriculture innovations that improve profitability stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education SARE s vision is Requesting a No Cost Extension For Grantees Western SARE grantees may request a no cost extension for their project if it will not be completed by the project end date Grantees are encouraged to make their requests at least two months before the project s original end date PDP grantees please note a different contact name and mailing address to which you will submit your request Your request for a no cost extension of time to complete your project should be separate from your progress report and should be sent to the addresses below The request should contain 1 the amount of additional time required to complete project objectives and a justification for the extension 2 a summary of progress to date 3 an estimate of funds expected to remain unobligated on the scheduled expiration date 4 a projected timetable to complete the portion s of the project for which the extension is being requested 5 your signature The fact that funds are expected to remain unobligated at the expiration of the award is not in itself sufficient justification to receive an extension of time Normally no single extension may exceed 12 months The request can be approved with the valid reasons and if time remains in our USDA prime agreement Request for Second or Subsequent Extensions Thee above information is required plus additional justification of why the project was not able to be completed within the previous extension period Examples of extenuating circumstances weather related events personnel changes unavailability of necessary equipment etc Funds remaining or poor management is not considered an extenuating circumstance Send your request to Dr Rhonda Miller with a copy to Kristi Jensen to Western SARE Center Utah State University 4865 Old Main Hill Logan UT 84322 4865 PDP Grantees Send your initial request to Jim Freeburn with a copy to Al Kurki Jill West and Kristi Jensen Jim Freeburn PDP Program Regional Training Coordinator 4516 Highway 26 85 Torrington WY 82240 Al Kurki PDP Program Associate Training Coordinator c o AERO 4370 Vesta Drive Helena MT 59602 Jill West PDP Office Assistant 4516 Highway 26 85 Torrington WY 82240 Kristi Jensen Contract Manager Western SARE Center Utah State

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  • Western SARE Logo
    Types of Grants No Cost Extension Western SARE Logo Program Survey Results Writing a Successful Grant Western SARE Logo Types of Grants No Cost Extension Western SARE Logo Program Survey Results Writing a Successful Grant Can t find something Ask or send feedback SARE s mission is to advance to the whole of American agriculture innovations that improve profitability stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education SARE s vision is Western SARE Logo Before downloading logos please read the SARE logo usage guidelines PDF To download a logo click on the file name Download will automatically begin in your web browser CMYK Logos File Format Use Note These files must be used against white or light colored backgrounds Image includes border space that must be maintained SARE Western CMYK gif 18 87 kB GIF Preferred for Web PowerPoint other documents that will be printed on laser or inkjet printers SARE Western CMYK jpg 139 35 kB JPG Web PowerPoint other documents that will be printed on laser or inkjet printers SARE Western CMYK tif 2 04 MB TIF Graphic design high quality printing on presses large logo needed e g for banner SARE Western CMYK eps 281 25 kB EPS Graphic design high quality printing on presses Black and White Logos File Format Use Note These files must be used against white or light colored backgrounds Image includes border space that must be maintained SARE Western BW gif 9 60 kB GIF Preferred for Web PowerPoint other documents that will be printed on laser or inkjet printers SARE Western BW jpg 89 01 kB JPG Web PowerPoint other documents that will be printed on laser or inkjet printers SARE Western BW tif 1 13 MB TIF Graphic design high quality printing on presses large logo

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  • Grant Program Survey Results
    the West Newsletters Join Our Mailing List For the Media Western SARE Logo About Us How We Work Administrative Council SARE Staff Western SARE Goals State Coordinators What is Sustainable Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Home Grants Program Survey Results Grants Types of Grants No Cost Extension Western SARE Logo Program Survey Results 2011 Producer Grants Evaluation 2009 PDP Competitive Grants Evaluation 2007 R E Assessment 2007 R E Project Producer Cooperator Assessment 2005 Producer Grants Survey Writing a Successful Grant Program Survey Results Types of Grants No Cost Extension Western SARE Logo Program Survey Results 2011 Producer Grants Evaluation 2009 PDP Competitive Grants Evaluation 2007 R E Assessment 2007 R E Project Producer Cooperator Assessment 2005 Producer Grants Survey Writing a Successful Grant Can t find something Ask or send feedback SARE s mission is to advance to the whole of American agriculture innovations that improve profitability stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education SARE s vision is Grant Program Survey Results 2011 Producer Grants Evaluation This report summarizes evaluation results for two grant programs implemented in the Western Region The Western SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program was established to support farmers and ranchers seeking to test adapt and adopt sustainable agriculture production or marketing approaches The Western SARE Agricultural Professional plus Producer Grant Program was established to support agricultural professionals seeking to coordinate with farmers or ranchers to test adapt and adopt sustainable agriculture production or marketing approaches directly on farms or ranches 2009 PDP Competitive Grants Evaluation The Western SARE program administers the Professional Development Program PDP grants program to fund projects on sustainable agriculture production systems or marketing approaches that emphasize outreach and education to disseminate findings to agricultural professionals and other clientele We assessed quantifiable impacts of these PDP grants and the reach or diffusion of the grantees efforts to agricultural professionals and other pertinent user groups Western SARE also evaluated the grantmaking contracting or reporting process 2007 R E Assessment In 2006 and 2007 Western SARE conducted a retrospective evaluation of its Research and Education R E grants program Washington State University s Social and Economic Survey Research Center SESRC conducted the survey research component of the evaluation 2007 R E Project Producer Cooperator Assessment The Western SARE program administers the Research and Education R E grants program to fund projects on sustainable agriculture production systems or marketing approaches that are research and educationally based and have outreach and educational components to disseminate findings to producers and other clientele We assessed quantifiable impacts of these R E grants and the reach or diffusion of the grantees efforts to farmers ranchers 2005 Producer Grants Survey Western SARE program staff and Administrative Council in cooperation with a research team in the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service conducted a region wide survey of producer recipients and Technical Advisors to assess the reach and impact of the Producer Program Specifically the purpose of this study was to determine the impacts of

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  • Writing a Successful Grant
    Program Materials Courses and Curricula SARE Project Products SARE Biennial Reports SANET Topic Rooms Professional Development Program Apply for a PDP Grant Materials for State Coordinators About the PDP State Coordinators State and Protectorate Pages Regional Extension Survey Results Fellows Search for Excellence Programs Conferences Pacific Island Conference Ag Infrastructure National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health Subregional Stakeholder Conferences Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Water Conference Western SARE Event Calendar News from the West Newsletters Join Our Mailing List For the Media Western SARE Logo About Us How We Work Administrative Council SARE Staff Western SARE Goals State Coordinators What is Sustainable Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Home Grants Writing a Successful Grant Grants Types of Grants No Cost Extension Western SARE Logo Program Survey Results Writing a Successful Grant Writing Guidelines Sample Grant Proposals Writing a Successful Grant Types of Grants No Cost Extension Western SARE Logo Program Survey Results Writing a Successful Grant Writing Guidelines Sample Grant Proposals Can t find something Ask or send feedback SARE s mission is to advance to the whole of American agriculture innovations that improve profitability stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education SARE s vision is Writing a Successful Grant Writing Guidelines Thanks for choosing to apply for a Western SARE grant Your application will compete with others for the funds that Congress will allocate this year To help you put your best grant writing foot forward we offer the following suggestions Sample Grant Proposals View sample grant proposals Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management Publication Read Western SARE s From the Field publication Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management This report highlights four successful Western SARE funded projects addressing livestock grazing on rangelands and riparian areas Habitat Plantings and Restoration for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects Pollinators

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  • Projects
    Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Water Conference Western SARE Event Calendar News from the West Newsletters Join Our Mailing List For the Media Western SARE Logo About Us How We Work Administrative Council SARE Staff Western SARE Goals State Coordinators What is Sustainable Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Home Projects Projects Search the Projects Database Project Products Funded Projects by Year Funded Grants in Your State Submit a Report Projects Search the Projects Database Project Products Funded Projects by Year Funded Grants in Your State Submit a Report Can t find something Ask or send feedback SARE s mission is to advance to the whole of American agriculture innovations that improve profitability stewardship and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and education SARE s vision is Projects Producers agriculture professionals and researchers awarded Western SARE grant funds have found wide ranging outcomes that can help farmers and ranchers sustain their operations and the environment in which they operate This growing body of knowledge on sustainable agriculture can be accessed in a variety of ways You can review descriptions of Western SARE funded proposals from 2003 to present search the National SARE database for all progress and final reports read a profile of grants by state review materials created during a project or submit a report if you are a project investigator Search the Projects Database Search the National SARE Projects Database to read summaries of projects and their outcomes and impacts Project Products Curricula manuals fact sheets and other information products developed by grantees as part of their Western SARE funded research Funded Projects by Year Look up descriptions of proposals approved for funding along with project investigator contact information by year Funded Grants in Your State State by state summaries lists and profiles of the SARE grants

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