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
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
In 2011, the South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award program recognized South Dakota NCR-SARE grant recipient, Todd Mortenson & Family, for their outstanding stewardship and conservation practices. On June 21, 2012, the Mortenson's will offer a tour of their ranch to share more about their conservation efforts and be presented with an award as part of the Leopold Conservation Award Ranch Tour.
"After seeing their range run out decades ago, the Mortensons changed grazing practices and not only increased their ability to raise cattle but also brought back wildlife, water, and...Read More
Will Allen, Founder and President, Rainbow Farmer’s Cooperative, Founder and CEO of Growing Power, and NCR-SARE grant recipient, and Fred Kirschenmann, Distinguished Fellow, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, President of the Board of Directors, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, and former NCR-SARE Administrative Council member have been named as recipients of the James Beard Foundation Leadership Award.
Source: James Beard Foundation
New York, NY (August 10, 2011) – Recognizing visionaries in the business, government and education sectors responsible for creating a healthier,...Read More