Southern SARE Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals Now Open

GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) program has released the 2019 Call for Proposals for Graduate Student Grants. Southern SARE Graduate Student Grants are very competitive. To be considered for funding, proposals must demonstrate a direct relationship between the approach and methods used and the project’s relevance to sustainable agriculture. Proposal submission deadline is…

Western SARE Research & Education Funding Available

Apply for up to $350,000: Research and Education Project The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program announces the Call for Pre-proposals for Research & Education grants for 2020. Proposals are due May 28, 2019, Noon MDT. Western SARE funds proposals that examine creative and innovative research and extension/outreach approaches, and technologies that advance Western SARE goals that are…

AMBA Recommended Malting Barley Varieties for 2019

Each year, the American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) releases its list of recommended malting barley varieties to US growers. AMBA is a nonprofit trade association of 76 brewing, distilling and malting companies that are end users of US malting barley. The list is meant to inform US producers which malting barley varieties the industry intends to use in the…

Western SARE Funding Opportunity for Graduate Students

Apply for Western SARE $25,000 Research and Education Project The Graduate Student projects address issues in sustainable agriculture of current and potential importance to the western region. They include both a research and outreach component. These grants provide a maximum of $25,000 and may last for up to two years. Those eligible to apply are masters or…

Northeast SARE Now Accepting Farmer Grant Applications

Farmer Grant Applications Due November 27, 2018 Northeast SARE offers grants to farmers to conduct research addressing issues that affect farming and the food system in the Northeast. Competitive proposals offer innovation through techniques that test a new idea or apply a known idea in a new way. Reviewers look to fund projects that are well-designed…

Western SARE Professional Development Program Call for Proposals

Western SARE’s Call for Proposals for the Professional Development Program has been released. Deadline is November 7, 2018, noon MST. Professional Development Program (PDP) Grants are aimed at helping Cooperative Extension Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service and other agricultural professionals in the Western Region increase their understanding and proficiency in sustainable agriculture. These grants focus on training agricultural professionals to help them spread…

AMBA Summaries: June Barley Acreage & Stock Reports

The American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) has prepared summaries of the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) June acreage report and grain stocks. Highlights include a 2.7% increase in barley planted, which is attributed primarily to NASS reinstated reporting in seven states: Kansas, Maine, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The reinstatement…

Northeast SARE Competitive Grants: 2019 Call for Preproposals Now Open

The Call for Preproposals for Northeast SARE grants is now open for three grant programs: Research and Education, Professional Development, and Research for Novel Approaches. Preproposals are due by 11:59 p.m. E.T. on July 10, 2018. Learn more about which grant program is the best fit for your project by using the Northeast SARE decision tree.

AMBA: A Focus on Malting Barley Markets

Barley remains an important feed grain, but recent years have seen a much higher portion of the crop going for malting. Coinciding with the rise of malting barley as the dominant use has been an increase in the processes and products made from malt. A diverse number of malt products can be made from a single variety of barley…