NCR-SARE is pleased to announce the projects recommended for funding for the Youth Educator competitive grant program. For the 2017 Youth Educator Grant Program, NCR-SARE awarded almost $21,000 to 11 projects. The competitive Youth Educator Grant Program supports educators who seek to provide programming on sustainable agriculture for youth. Those selected to receive funding included (in order by state):
- Thomas Johnson of Central College in Pella, IA was awarded $2,000 for the project, “Fun With Food Summer Camp for 9-12 Year Olds at Central College in Pella, Iowa.”
- Shannon McBride...
NCR-SARE is pleased to announce the projects recommended for funding for the 2017 Partnership Grant Program.
For the 2017 Partnership Grant Program, NCR-SARE awarded almost $412,000 to 14 projects. NCR-SARE’s Partnership Grant Program is intended to foster cooperation between agriculture professionals and small groups of farmers and ranchers to catalyze on-farm research, demonstration, and education activities related to sustainable agriculture. Those selected to receive funding included (in order by state):
- Angela Rieck-Hinz with Iowa State University in Clarion, IA was awarded...
NCR-SARE is pleased to announce the projects recommended for funding for the 2017 Farmer Rancher Grant Program. More than 40 grant projects were selected to receive a total of more than $463,000 through this NCR-SARE grant program, which offers competitive grants for farmers and ranchers who are exploring sustainable agriculture in America’s Midwest.
The Farmer Rancher Grant Program is a competitive grants program for farmers and ranchers who want to explore sustainable solutions to problems through on-farm research, demonstration, and education projects. Those...Read More
NCR-SARE is seeking applications for Technical Committee members to review proposals submitted to the Research and Education grant program of NCR-SARE.
We especially need reviewers from Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin, and could use expertise in Agroforestry, water quality/quantity, aquaculture, weed control, soils, urban agriculture and in innovative education and outreach practices.
Reviewers should be from or have good knowledge of sustainable agriculture systems and practices in one of the 12 states that comprise the North Central SARE region. Those states are IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO,...Read More
The 2017 NCR-SARE Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals is now available online.
Graduate students enrolled at colleges or universities in the North Central region can submit proposals for up to $12,000 to fund sustainable agriculture projects that will be part of their educational programs. NCR-SARE expects to fund about 15 projects in the twelve-state North Central Region.
NCR-SARE will be accepting proposals for the Graduate Student Grant Program using our online submission system. More information about the online submission system can be found in the call for proposals. Proposals must...Read More
The 2017 NCR-SARE Professional Development Program call for proposals is now available online.
NCR-SARE’s Professional Development Program (PDP) provides funds for professional development projects that provide sustainable agriculture training to agricultural professionals and educators in the Cooperative Extension Service (CES), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), other governmental agencies, and educators in the profit and non-profit sector serving the food and fiber system.
Projects can be up to three years in duration, and funding level is capped at $75,000 for each project,...Read More
The Administrative Council of the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) will meet from 11:30am on Wednesday, Feb. 8 until 3pm on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Embassy Suites in Saint Charles, Missouri.
Written comments can be sent to NCR-SARE at 1390 Eckles Avenue, Suite 120, St Paul, MN 55108.
CONTACT: Marie Flanagan, 612-625-7027Read More
To bring awareness of, recognize, and pay tribute to those who have made significant contributions to sustainable agriculture in the North Central region, the North Central Region - Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) is accepting nominations for the “NCR-SARE Hero” recognition.
Recommendations received by the end of the day on March 31, 2017 will be considered for the 2017 recognition. The NCR-SARE Hero award will be announced in July 2017.
Coordinated by the NCR-SARE Alumni Organization, the recognition will acknowledge the leadership, vision, contributions,...Read More
The 2017 NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals is now available.
Farmers and ranchers in the North Central region are invited to submit grant proposals to explore sustainable agriculture solutions to problems on the farm or ranch. Proposals should show how farmers and ranchers plan to use their own innovative ideas to explore sustainable agriculture options and how they will share project results. Sustainable agriculture is good for the environment, profitable, and socially responsible. Projects should emphasize research or education/demonstration.
There are three...Read More
The 2017 NCR-SARE Youth Educator Grant Call for Proposals is now available.
Youth Educator Grant projects provide opportunities for youth in the North Central Region to learn more about sustainable agriculture (farming and ranching that is ecologically sound, profitable, and socially responsible). Educators use the grants to encourage young people and their parents to try sustainable practices and see sustainable agriculture as a viable career option. Projects should help youth discover that sustainable farming and ranching is profitable; good for families, communities, and their quality...Read More