Mini-grants for professional development in sustainable agriculture

Do you have a sustainable agriculture project in mind that just needs a little funding to get off the ground?  The Wisconsin SARE Program mini-grant program may be your answer.

The deadline to apply for this cycle of mini-grants is February 16th, 2018.  You can find the application form and information about the mini-grants at

The maximum mini-grant amount is $3,000, but we encourage applications for smaller amounts, and applications that involve partnerships both within and outside of UW Extension.

We particularly encourage projects in

  • Soil health and cover crops
  • Perennial agriculture and agroforestry

However, we also welcome other sustainable agriculture project ideas.

We will review the applications and get back to applicants with the funding decision or requests for further clarification by March 7th, 2017.

Please note that these mini-grants are for agricultural educators, not for farmers, and projects with Extension involvement will be given priority.

If you have further questions, please contact  <>.