The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) is seeking nominees for four seats on its Administrative Council (AC) as follows:
- Producer representative*
- Nonprofit organization representatives (two slots, one a 2 year term and one a 4 year term)
- Representative of a minority-serving college or university (1890 or 1994 institution)
*Should be actively engaged in farming or ranching in one of the twelve North Central** states.
**Council members must be from one of the 12 states that comprise the North Central SARE region. Those states are IL, IN, IA,...Read More
Today USDA-NIFA released the North Central Regional Integrated Pest Management Program Competitive Grants Program Request for Applications (RFA). The application deadline is February 29, 2012.
Approximately $750,000 is available for research only, extension only, or research and extension projects.
The Regional Integrated Pest Management Grants Program (RIPM) supports the continuum of research and extension efforts needed to increase the implementation of IPM methods. The RIPM program supports projects that develop individual pest control tactics, integrate individual tactics into an IPM system,...Read More
The 2012 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.
Funded proposals have contributed to farmer or rancher profitability, environmental quality, and the enhancement of the quality of life of farmers orranchers, rural communities, and society as a whole. NCR-SARE strongly...Read More