NCR-SARE is pleased to announce the projects recommended for funding for the Farmer Rancher, Youth Educator, and Partnership competitive grant programs. More than 70 grant projects were selected to receive a total of almost $1 million through these NCR-SARE grant programs, which offer 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,...Read More
The 2015 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 total for each project,...Read More
The 2015 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 2015 North Central Region - Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (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...Read More
The 2015 NCR-SARE Partnership Grant Program Call for Proposals is now available.
NCR-SARE’s new 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.
Individual grants are limited to $30,000. For the current year funding of the Partnership Grant Program, up to $200,000 of the partnership grant pool of $340,000 in funds is available for projects focused on cover crops and soil health. For consideration...Read More
The 2015 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 seven to ten projects in the twelve-state North Central Region.
NCR-SARE will be accepting online submissions for the Research and Education Grant Program using our online submission system. More information about the online submission system can be found in the call for...Read More
NCR-SARE is pleased to announce the projects recommended for funding for the 2014 Research and Education and Graduate Student competitive grant programs. More than 25 projects were awarded a total of more than $1.7 million through these two NCR-SARE grant programs, which offer competitive grants for researchers, graduate students, organizations, and others who are exploring sustainable agriculture in America’s Midwest.
For the 2014 Research and Education program, NCR-SARE awarded more than $1.6 million to nine projects ranging from $103,675 to $199,866. The Research and Education...Read More
NCR-SARE is pleased to announce the projects recommended for funding for the 2014 Farmer Rancher and Youth Educator competitive grant programs. More than 50 grant projects were selected to receive a total of more than $.5 million through these two NCR-SARE grant programs, which offer competitive grants for farmers, ranchers, youth educators, organizations, and others who are exploring sustainable agriculture in America’s Midwest.
For the 2014 Farmer Rancher Grant Program, NCR-SARE awarded more than $486,000 to more than 40 projects ranging from $1,370 to $22,500. The...Read More
The 2014 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 to fund sustainable agriculture projects that will be part of their educational programs. In 2014, $150,000 will be available to fund about 15 grant projects. Individual grants are for $10,000 total, and can fund projects lasting up to 36 months.
NCR-SARE will be accepting online submissions for the Graduate Student Grant Program using our online submission system. More information about the online submission...Read More
From a program that will work with female farmland owners, to a project that will work with organic livestock professionals, NCR-SARE recommended funding more than $350,000 in Professional Development Program grants in 2013.
NCR-SARE Professional Development Program competitive grants emphasize training agricultural educators in extension, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, private, and not-for-profit sectors, using farmers as educators and addressing emerging issues in the farm community.
Here are the Professional Development Program grant projects that NCR-SARE recommended...Read More