Upcoming Events

Webinar for Applying for a Sustainable Agricultural Research Education (SARE) GRANT. 

The webinar takes places Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon EDT. The webinar, Funding Opportunities for Farmers and Others, will provide an introduction to current grants, applicant eligibility and how to apply for funding. To participate in the webinar, log on to the WebEx meeting room at https://purdue.webex.com/meet/rballard on Oct. 20. There is no need to register in advance. If you have questions, please contact Roy Ballard, Purdue Extension-Hancock County educator and Indiana SARE state coordinator, at 317-462-1113 or by email at rballard@purdue.edu.

Current grants include:

* 2018 Farmer Rancher Grant program: Proposals are due Dec. 7.

* 2018 Youth Educator Grant Program: Proposals are due Nov. 2.

* 2018 Partnership Grant Program: Proposals are due Oct. 26

Each of these grants can provide thousands of dollars to successful applicants for advancing research and/or educational outreach or efforts to educate youth about some aspect of sustainable agriculture.


Food Safety Training

State of Michigan is providing funding through a grant to offer FREE certification training for produce growers that meet the requirements for the Produce Rule under the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Indiana growers can also attend for no charge. One of these training is next week, Oct. 19, in Benton Harbor, not far for those in N. Indiana. Register at http://msue.anr.msu.edu/events/2017_fall_grower_produce_safety_course



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