Seeding Solutions

Seeding Solutions is our annual grant program that funds audacious research supporting each of our Research Priority Areas. The pioneering science funded through this program convenes unique partners from across the food and agriculture sector to solve bold challenges.
Seeding Solutions is our annual grant program that funds audacious research supporting each of our Research Priority Areas. The pioneering science funded through this program convenes unique partners from across the food and agriculture sector to solve bold challenges.

Program Contact

Dr. Kathleen Boomer
kboomer@foundationfar.org

Development Contact

Catherine Maxwell
cmaxwell@foundationfar.org

Now accepting pre-proposals.

Recently Awarded Seeding Solutions Grants

A new methods of managing human waste for improved soil health, carbon sequestration, contaminant removal, and social acceptability

Year Awarded  2022

FFAR award amount   $330,256

Total award amount   $660,517

Location   Brattelboro, VT

Program   Seeding Solutions

Matching Funders   Cornell University, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, Rich Earth Institute, University of Michigan

Grantee Institution   Rich Earth Institute

FFAR Grant Promotes Sorghum Health Benefits

Year Awarded  2022

FFAR award amount   $846,991

Total award amount   $1,721,129

Location   Clemson, South Carolina

Program   Seeding Solutions

Matching Funders   Clemson University and Carolina Seed Systems, Inc.

Development of new alphaamylase immunoassays to preserve wheat grain value and accelerate breeding for climate resilience

Year Awarded  2022

FFAR award amount   $835,889

Total award amount   $2,037,107

Location   Pullman, WA

Program   Seeding Solutions

Matching Funders   EnviroLogix, HighLine Grain Growers, The McGregor Company, Washington Grain Commission, Washington State University, The Wheat Marketing Center

Grantee Institution   Washington State University

The Latest

News

The latest news and updates from FFAR.

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FFAR Accepting Pre-Proposals for 2024 Seeding Solutions

FFAR Grant Provides Data on Nitrogen Management Practices in the Great Plains

FFAR Grant Reduces Nitrogen Inputs, Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Grant Transforms Wastewater to Crop Fertilizer

New Falling Number Test Prevents Wheat Contamination, Saves Farmers Millions

Pairing Regenerative Farming and Solar Energy Production to Improve Urban Resilience

Building a Common Language for Antimicrobial Resistance Between Human & Animal Health

Mitigating Farm Risk Through Improved Soil Health

FFAR Grant Investigates Naturally Occurring Compound to Reduce Enteric Methane Emissions

Advancing Crop Diversity with Civic Scientists

Grant Supports Production of Sustainable, Cost-Effective Feed Supplements

FFAR is Accepting Pre-Proposals for Seeding Solutions 2023

FFAR Grant Tackles Peanut Allergy

FFAR Grant Develops Vaccine to Protect Farm-Raised Fish

FFAR Grant Determines Effectiveness of Fallowing on Water Conservation

Promoting Mung Bean Crop Opportunities

FFAR Grant Promotes Sorghum Health Benefits

FFAR Grant Addresses Food Waste Reduction Challenges

UC Davis Receives FFAR Grant to Help Improve Vineyard Soil Health

FFAR Grant Identifies Genes Promoting Climate Resiliency in Wheat

Breakthroughs

Tools, technologies and strategies from the research we fund.

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Research Pinpoints Why Dairy Cows Produce Less Milk in Warm Weather and Develops Nutrition-Based Solution

Breakthrough for FFAR Grant Helps Heat-Stressed Dairy Cows Weather Increasing Temperatures

Accelerating Crop Development with Improved Haploid Fertility

Breakthrough for Accelerated Development of Crops of the Future

Connecting Growers & Markets

Breakthrough for FFAR Grant Develops Tools to Predict Consumer Demand, Reduce Food Waste

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