The Associated Press wrote a July story on the UMCA-sponsored elderberry workshop held this summer in Hartsburg, which was sponsored by the University of Missouri’s Center for Agroforestry through an ongoing grant from NCR-SARE. The following article was widely circulated around the U.S. Check out the Elderberry Financial Decision Support Tool, which was developed as part of this project.
Source: Journal Gazette
Missouri farmer Terry Durham is among those willing to bet the next hot food crop will be a berry now more commonly found in roadside ditches...Read More
In spring 2012, Stone's Throw Urban Farm in Minnesota received an NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant to explore different ways in which cover-cropping could improve depleted, urban soils while also fitting into the management requirements of a small farm.
At this event, they will be explaining their cover cropping goals, experimental design, and initial ruminations. Then, they hope to enter into a broader discussion regarding soil fertility challenges and potential solutions for urban agriculture and small-scale vegetable production in general.
PLACE: Peace Coffee, 3262 Minnehaha Avenue, Minneapolis...Read More
This article features grant recipient, Joe Gaylord. In 2010, he received a SARE grant to expand prawn and trout into their existing hybrid bluegill operation. Their annual "Prawn Harvest" will take place on September 29, 2012 at 11am.
Source: The Adrian Journal, Sharon Kiesel
A new business that has been two years in the making will open officially this Saturday, March 12. JEMV, so named for the four owners first initials, is an aquaculture business. Founded by Joe and Eric Gaylord and their wives, Mary and Valerie, JEMV is located on a 100 acre farm southwest...Read More
This news feature highlights SARE grantee Songul Senturklu and the NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center, and their SARE research on integrating beef cattle and a diverse cropping system.
Source: Farm and Ranch Guide
Eight thousand miles away from home, Dr. Songul Senturklu finds common ground with beef cattle research. She is the central figure in an academic research exchange program between the Republic of Turkey, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University and the NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center.
Senturklu’s knowledge and experience will be...Read More
Source: ASABE, Carol Flautt
St. Joseph, Michigan – NCR-SARE Graduate Student Program grant recipients, Laura Christianson and Matthew Helmers – Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, were named recipients of a Blue Ribbon Award during the recent meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) in Dallas, Texas on July 30, 2012.
The award was given in recognition of their efforts in producing outstanding quality educational materials in one of the following categories: Electronic & Web-Based Delivery – DVD’s, web-based computer programs, powerpoint shows,...Read More
Dr. Mark Hutchinson from the University of Maine will present a compost workshop for livestock mortalities on October 1, 2012 at the SDSU Southeast Research Farm in Beresford, SD. This is also a good opportunity to learn about principles of composting in general. This workshop is supported, in part, by the South Dakota SARE State Professional Development Program.
To preregister contact Ruth Stevens, phone (605) 563-2989; email Ruth.Stevens@sdstate.edu Cost is $25 for preregistration and $35 for registration at the door.
Registration starts at 9:30 AM; Program...Read More
Restoring the Soil Resource: Insuring for Resiliency & Profit, a Minnesota-wide video conference workshop on soil health will take place September 21, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m at 7 sites across Minnesota.
Through video conferencing technology, attendees and speakers at seven locations across Minnesota - listed below - will be able to participate in what promises to be an informative and stimulating workshop on the importance of soil health to all agricultural sectors, the economic and ecological benefits of focusing on soil health and the principles and practices that are key to achieving...Read More
The 2013 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 types of competitive...Read More
The 2013 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
The 2013 NCR-SARE Research and Education Grant Program Call for Preproposals is now available online.
NCR-SARE’s Research and Education (R&E) program supports sustainable agriculture innovators with competitive research and education grants. Individual grants range from $10,000 to $200,000. NCR-SARE expects to fund about 8-12 projects in the twelve-state North Central Region.
The deadline for Research and Education Program preproposals is 4:30pm CST November 9, 2012.
NCR-SARE has implemented a new, shorter timeline for its R&E Grant Program this year. The decision to reduce the...Read More