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Sustainable Agriculture Research Funding Sources

USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Provides information on available or anticipated competitive grants or cooperative agreements across agriculture.

USDA. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

Operates a competitive nationwide research and education grants program and conducts outreach to facilitate improved sustainable farming practices. Produces books, bulletins and other information products for farmers, ranchers and agricultural educators.

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

SARE-grant applicants can locate contacts, grant-writing guides, and on-farm research information.

USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.

Identifies U.S. government and non-government entities that provide funding for research activities related to sustainable agriculture including organic farming and food, integrated pest management, water quality issues related to agriculture, rural community and small farm topics, alternative and value-added marketing practices, and more.

Organic Farming Research Foundation

Administers competitive grants program to fund on-farm organic research and dissemination of the research results.

National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

A database of many types of funding programs and sources focused on sustainable and alternative agricultural practices and research. Browse the list or search by keyword.

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Basic information about status, administration and use of a wide range of programs and policies related to sustainable agriculture, especially in reference to the 2008 Farm Bill.

USDA. NAL. Rural Information Center.

This full-text publication provides a variety of information that link to helpful web sites and non-electronic publication citations that assist in identifying funding programs.