2018 University of Idaho PDP Project

Project Overview

Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2017: $37,769.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2019
Grant Recipient: University of Idaho
Region: Western
State: Idaho
State Coordinator:
Kate Painter
University of Idaho, Extension


Not commodity specific


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, grazing management, manure management, rangeland/pasture management
  • Crop Production: cover crops, nutrient cycling
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, focus group, on-farm/ranch research, workshop
  • Sustainable Communities: community development, community planning, local and regional food systems


    The methodology used in FY18/19 are mini-grants for either workshops or larger conferences related to sustainable agriculture and travel mini-grants for professional development in sustainable agriculture topics. Funds will also be used for Farm to ECE efforts in Southern Idaho, in conjunction with another grant from the Idaho Health and Welfare Department. The target audience for the mini-grants are Extension Educators or other agriculture professionals who partner with Extension (i.e. non-profits, agencies, etc.). The themes of the 2018/2019 SARE PDP grant include sustainable agriculture, cover crops, farm to school, food systems, and small farms.  

    Project objectives:

    Ag professionals and producers will increase knowledge and understanding of sustainable production practices. Ag professionals and other groups will increase their awareness of the importance of local foods. Extension Educators, agency and NGO representatives, and other agriculture professionals will increase knowledge and capacity by integrating sustainable agriculture into their programming, providing SARE resource information, and one-on-one assistance to farmers. Agriculture professionals in the state will have a better understanding of WSARE programs and grant opportunities. Producers will increase their knowledge and implementation of sustainable agriculture practices.

    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.