NCR-SARE Seeking New Technical Committee Grant Reviewers
NCR-SARE is seeking applications for Technical Committee members to review proposals submitted to the Research and Education grant program of NCR-SARE.
We especially need reviewers from Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin, and could use expertise in Agroforestry, water quality/quantity, aquaculture, weed control, soils, urban agriculture and in innovative education and outreach practices.
Reviewers should be from or have good knowledge of sustainable agriculture systems and practices in one of the 12 states that comprise the North Central SARE region. Those states are IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, and WI.
NCR-SARE’s Technical Committee represents various agricultural sectors, states and organizations and includes a diverse mix of agricultural stakeholders in our 12 states. Reviewers come from regional farms and ranches, university extension and research programs, nonprofits, federal and state agencies.
The term for Technical Committee member slots is three years. Technical Committee members review 25 - 30 proposals in April/May, and attend a mid-June (June 13-14 in 2017) in-person meeting in St. Paul, MN. Travel expenses are fully covered for travel to the Technical Committee meeting. Reviewers should have a good understanding of sustainable agriculture and be comfortable with reviewing grant proposals and participating in a group decision-making process.
To apply, submit the following information using our online form by 5:00 pm, March 28, 2017:
- your areas of interest or focus in sustainable agriculture
- why you are interested in serving on NCR-SARE's Technical Committee
- your experience, affiliations and/or qualifications
- your areas of expertise
Applications should be submitted online. We will acknowledge receipt of the materials and contact you to let you know if your expertise is needed on the Technical Committee this year.
NCR-SARE is one of four regional offices that run the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, a nationwide grants and education program to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture. Since 1988, NCR-SARE has awarded more than $40 million worth of competitive grants to farmers and ranchers, researchers, educators, public and private institutions, nonprofit groups, and others exploring sustainable agriculture in 12 states. The SARE program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture — National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA).