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Forum on Cover Crops and Soil Health

You are invited to attend a FREE live broadcast of the February 18th SARE National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health. Learn more about the forum and find a broadcast location near you.

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Youth Educator Program

Youth Educator grants are for educators to provide programming on sustainable agriculture for youth. Read More....

Brandon Jaeger

Farmer Rancher Program

NCR-SARE’s Farmer Rancher Grant Program is a grant program for farmers and ranchers exploring sustainable solutions to problems through on-farm research, demonstration, and education. Read More...

Barry Adler Greenhouse

Research and Education Program

NCR-SARE's Research and Education projects include a strong outreach component and significant farmer/rancher involvement. Read More...

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Professional Development Program

NCR-SARE's Professional Development Grant Program supports state professional development programs and competitive grants for training agricultural professionals. Read More...

Graduate Student Grants

Graduate Student Program

NCR-SARE’s Graduate Student Grant Program is a grant program to fund graduate student projects that address sustainable agriculture issues. Read more...

Regional News Upcoming Events About NCR SARE

North Central Region SARE (NCR-SARE) is one of four regional offices that run the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, a nationwide grants and education program to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture.

Grant programs, each with specific priorities, audiences and timelines focus on sustainable agriculture research and education.

Reports describe project results and lessons learned.

State programs deliver NCR-SARE-specific programming close to the ground.

Educational Resources helps you explore ideas, access tools, and do further reading on topics in sustainable agriculture, This section includes newsletters, logos, fact sheets, books, bulletins, and more.

The 12 states of the North Central Region — Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin — have a rich agricultural history. Click on individual states to find more information.

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Open Grant Calls for Proposals

The 2014 Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals is now available online (Word | PDF). Proposals must be submitted by 4 p.m. CDT, May 6, 2014. Click here to view presentation notes about the 2014 Graduate Student Grant Program.

Each of our grant programs use an online system for submitting applications. The link is located in the call for proposals.

Timelines for NCR-SARE's grant programs can be found here.

Sample calls for proposals and lists of recently funded projects can be found here.

Click here to watch video presentations about applying to NCR-SARE's grant programs.

To receive notifications when calls for proposals are open, contact the NCR-SARE office.

NCR-SARE Main Office
120 BAE, University of Minnesota
1390 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-626-3113
Fax: 612-626-3132
Main Email: ncrsare@umn.edu


2014 Cover Crops Survey

Are you a farmer?  Do you use Cover Crops? Yes or no, take this short 2014 cover crops survey to let us know what you think. 


National Conference and Forum on Cover Crops and Soil Health

The National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health, held Feb. 17-19, 2014 in Omaha, Neb., brought together 300 agricultural leaders and innovators to explore how we can make American agriculture more sustainable through improved soil health. 


In Memory of Bill Wilcke

Bill Wilcke

On November 18, 2013, our dear SARE colleague and friend, Dr. William (Bill) Wilcke, passed away. Follow this link to read more about Bill's incredible legacy in agriculture. 

What Is Sustainable Ag? link

Read our booklet about best practices and the people who use them.