NCR-SARE Seeks Nominations for “NCR-SARE Hero” Recognition
To bring awareness of, recognize, and pay tribute to those who have made significant contributions to sustainable agriculture in the North Central region, NCR-SARE is accepting nominations for the “NCR-SARE Hero” recognition.
Recommendations received by April 17, 2016 will be considered for the 2016 award. The NCR-SARE Hero award will be announced in July 2016.
Coordinated by the NCR-SARE Alumni Organization, the award will recognize the leadership, vision, contributions, and impact that these heroes have made in the field of sustainable agriculture in the region. The NCR-SARE Hero Award recognizes individuals who have:
- provided service to NCR-SARE and/or national SARE,
- shown leadership in sustainable agriculture locally and regionally, and
- made lasting impacts to sustainability in the North Central region.
Nominations for the NCR-SARE Hero Award may be submitted by anyone. The official nomination form is available online. The NCR-SARE Alumni Heroes Committee will review and recommend candidates to the NCR-SARE Administrative Council. Applications received will be kept on file for consideration in future years.
NCR-SARE is one of four regional offices that run the SARE program, a nationwide grants and education program to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture. Since 1988, NCR-SARE has helped advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program. The program, part of USDA's National Institute for Food and Agriculture, funds projects and conducts outreach designed to improve agricultural systems.