NCR-SARE has announced the projects that have been recommended for funding for the 2013 Farmer Rancher and the 2103 Youth Educator competitive grant programs. More than 50 projects were awarded a total of more than $.5 million through these two NCR-SARE grant programs, which offer competitive grants for producers, educators, organizations, and others who are exploring sustainable agriculture in America’s Midwest.
For the 2013 Farmer Rancher Grant Program, NCR-SARE awarded more than $495,000 to 45 projects ranging from $2,219 to $22,500. The Farmer Rancher Grant Program is...Read More
NCR-SARE's 2013 Professional Development Call for Preproposals is now available online.
NCR-SARE’s Professional Development Program 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, but projects...Read More
The 2013 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 $10,000 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.
New this year, NCR-SARE will be accepting online submissions 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...Read More
From programs that will train tribal educators to a project that will build community support for local food, the NCR-SARE program recommended funding nearly $650,000 in Professional Development Program grants in 2012. NCR-SARE Professional Development Program competitive grants emphasize training agricultural educators in extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service, private, and not-for-profit sectors, using farmers as educators and addressing emerging issues in the farm community.
NCR-SARE administers each of its grant programs, each with specific priorities, audiences, and...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
NCR-SARE will implement a new, shorter timeline for its Research & Education (R&E) Grant Program this year (2013 grant cycle). The next R&E Call for Preproposals will be issued in August 2012, with preproposals due November 8, 2012. Awards will be announced in August 2013.
The decision to reduce the interval between preproposal submissions to project awards from 15 to 9 months was made in response to survey comments from potential grant applicants. NCR-SARE R&E grant coordinator, Beth Nelson, noted that respondents were strongly in favor of the new timeline.
“Many of the...Read More
NCR-SARE State Coordinator for Nebraska, Gary Lesoing, will be hosting a webinar to help producers understand the NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program, the grant writing process, what makes a good proposal, and answer questions you may have. If you are interested in learning about the NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program, join Gary Lesoing on September 22nd from 10-11am (CST) for a webniar about the grant program.
To connect, click on the URL: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/unl
For more information, contact
Nemaha County Extension Office
1824 North Street, Suite 102
NCR-SARE State Coordinator for Missouri, Debi Kelly, will be hosting 3 webinars to help producers understand the NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program, the grant writing process, what makes a good proposal, and answer questions you may have.If you are interested in learning about the NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program, join Debi Kelly on Sept 12th for a PowerPoint presentation about the grant program, and then join her again on September 19th and 26th to hear from past recipients about their NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher grants.
- Sept 12: 7-8:30 pm - NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program Webinar...
Many an hour on the tractor or in the seat of a combine or driving that farm truck is spent in thoughtful solitude considering ways to save time, energy, labor, to be more profitable, to be a better marketer or to reduce their impact on the environment. One challenge that farmers face in initiating new on farm or community projects is finding adequate startup funding.
A live video program (webinar) to help farmers and rural residents and even communities identify sources of funding available to them will be held on Monday, August 29 from 10 am-noon (EST). This free program will be hosted...Read More