Evaluating the Western SARE Farmer/Rancher and AP Grant Programs: 2011 Survey Results from Grant recipients reflecting on their grant experience.

Project Overview

SW11-00B
Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2011: $22,035.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2011
Region: Western
State: Washington
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Danna L. Moore
Social and Economic Sciences Research Center

Commodities

Not commodity specific

Practices

  • Production Systems: Survey Results

    Abstract:

    The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) aims to advance sustainable agriculture knowledge and increase the adoption of sustainable agriculture practices. Each of the four SARE regions works towards accomplishing the goals primarily through grants and support for educational projects and activities. Periodic assessments are conducted in each region in order to measure how well the various grant programs are meeting the short, medium and long-term outcomes. This study evaluated results for two grant programs implemented in the Western Region–Western SARE Farmer/Rancher grant program and Western SARE Agricultural Professional plus Producer grant program. This study conducted surveys of grant principal investigators (2004 to 2008)to assess the the implementation, outcomes, impacts and reach of their grant funded project.

    Project objectives:

    The purpose of the survey was to evaluate how well these grant programs are meeting the short, medium and long-term goals. Grantees were asked to reflect on project implementation and outcomes and to assess the impacts and reach of their project.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.