Southern SARE Creates Equity and Prosperity Sustainable Agriculture Leadership Program
Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) has created the Equity and Prosperity Sustainable Agriculture Leadership Program to champion the leadership contributions of historically underserved farmers and ranchers and non-governmental organizations that serve those audiences within the Southern region. The sponsorship funds support both giving and acquiring education and training activities for historically underserved farmers and ranchers in areas of sustainable agriculture. Program participants can receive sponsorship support to conduct education and training activities in areas of sustainable agriculture specifically targeted to historically underserved farmers and ranchers such as minority and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, beginning farmers and ranchers, military veterans, and women farmers. Sponsorship funds may also support program participants who want to attend a training to help emphasize sustainable ag aspects of their overall community efforts. The funding amount requested can be up to $3,000. Activities funded must be completed by January 31, 2021.