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Learn about Northeast SARE - See the flyer below for information regarding the webinar on Wednesday, October 13 from 12 noon to 1 pm to learn more about the SARE Grant.

The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program has released the call for applications for 2020 Farmer Grant projects. Proposals are due online by 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Farmer Grants provide research funds for commercial farms to explore new ideas in almost any aspect of production, marketing and other topics that influence successful farming in the region, up to $15,000. Application materials, including detailed instructions and supporting documents, are posted on the Northeast SARE website at



The 45th East Coast Commercial Fishermen’s & Aquaculture Trade Exposition was held in Ocean City, Maryland January 18th - 20th, 2019.  If you made it to the show but missed the seminar's or if you couldn't make it at all, below are the presentations given.  Seminar agenda and Speaker contact information also provided. Click the titles below to view.    

Seminar Program Agenda

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, Tina Berger

Dealing with Hatcheries, Mike Congrove

Aquaculture and Fisheries: Shared Threats and Shared Opportunities, Bob Rheault

Maryland Shellfish Growers Network: How We Can Help You, Allison Colden

Virginia Fishery Resource Grant Program, Karen Hudson & Bob Fisher

Regulatory Effects on the Value of Shellfish Aquaculture, Jonathan van Senten, PhD & Carole R. Engle, PhD

Financing Fisheries and Aquaculture Business, Don Webster

Speaker Contact Information






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