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Western SARE Grant Writing Group for Specialty Crop Growers
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Contact: Ellie Andrews at: eandrews@ucanr.edu
Sponsor: UCCE Sonoma

This virtual group will be hosted by UCCE Specialty Crops Advisor, Ellie Andrews, to provide guidance, support, mentorship, and community-building for specialty crop growers who are interested in applying to the Western SARE Farmer/Rancher Grant. There is no obligation to apply this year. The deadline is October 23, 2024.

Ellie Andrews (UCCE) will host 4 virtual Zoom meetings:

  • Meeting 1: 4:00-5:00pm on Thursday, May 30, 2024 - Orientation to the WSARE Farmer/Rancher Grant & Brainstorming Project Ideas with Ellie Andrews (UCCE) & Layla Aguilar (CAFF)
  • Meeting 2: 4:00-5:00pm on Thursday, June 20, 2024 - Understanding the Call for Proposals with Ellie Andrews (UCCE)
  • Meeting 3: Date TBD in July, 2024 - Mentorship and Guidance with local farmer Caiti Hachmyer, who received this grant previously (learn about her project here!), and Ellie Andrews (UCCE)
  • Meeting 4: 4:00-5:00pm on September 26, 2024 - Overview of the Online Submission System & Guidance with Miranda Kersten (WSARE) and Ellie Andrews (UCCE)

Register Here to receive the Zoom link

You are welcome to attend all or some of these meetings. Attendance is free. Please email Ellie at eandrews@ucanr.edu with any questions.