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
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
USDA Rural Development, NRCS, FSA, ISDA, Purdue Extension and NCR-SARE will present a series of three live webinars called "Funding Opportunities for Indiana Agriculture" on August 21, September 4, and September 11, 2012 (10am-noon EST) These live, interactive webinars are for farmers and others to learn of current funding opportunities to support farm enterprise development and sustainable research and education.
To take part in any of the three sessions scheduled, simply click https://gomeet.itap.purdue.edu/fff2012/. Roy Ballard indicated that participants will need a fairly...Read More
The 2012 North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program’s (NCR-SARE) 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...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 encourages...Read More