The 2015 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
The 2015 North Central Region - Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (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...Read More
The 2015 NCR-SARE Partnership Grant Program Call for Proposals is now available.
NCR-SARE’s new Partnership Grant program is intended to foster cooperation between agriculture professionals and small groups of farmers and ranchers to catalyze on-farm research, demonstration, and education activities related to sustainable agriculture.
Individual grants are limited to $30,000. For the current year funding of the Partnership Grant Program, up to $200,000 of the partnership grant pool of $340,000 in funds is available for projects focused on cover crops and soil health. For consideration...Read More
The 2015 NCR-SARE Research and Education Grant Program Call for Preproposals is now available online.
NCR-SARE’s Research and Education (R&E) program supports sustainable agriculture innovators with competitive research and education grants. Individual grants range from $10,000 to $200,000. NCR-SARE expects to fund about seven to ten projects in the twelve-state North Central Region.
NCR-SARE will be accepting online submissions for the Research and Education Grant Program using our online submission system. More information about the online submission system can be found in the call for...Read More
NCR-SARE wishes to extend congratulations to Dr. Rob Myers, NCR-SARE Regional Director of Extension Programs, who has recently been awarded the 2014 President's Award from the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS).
The SWCS President’s Leadership Award is given at the discretion of the SWCS President in recognition of exemplary assistance to the President in helping to carry out the goals and objectives of the Soil and Water...Read More
NCR-SARE is pleased to announce the projects recommended for funding for the 2014 Research and Education and Graduate Student competitive grant programs. More than 25 projects were awarded a total of more than $1.7 million through these two NCR-SARE grant programs, which offer competitive grants for researchers, graduate students, organizations, and others who are exploring sustainable agriculture in America’s Midwest.
For the 2014 Research and Education program, NCR-SARE awarded more than $1.6 million to nine projects ranging from $103,675 to $199,866. The Research and Education...Read More
NCR-SARE has announced Ron Macher and Dale Mutch as 2014 recipients of the NCR-SARE Hero recognition. Coordinated by the NCR-SARE Alumni Organization, the term "NCR-SARE Hero" recognizes the leadership, vision, contributions, and impact that certain people have made in the field of sustainable agriculture in the region.
Ron Macher is known to many within the sustainable agriculture community as the publisher and editor ofSmall Farm Today magazine (www.smallfarmtoday.com). For thirty years his publication has been dedicated to the preservation and promotion of small farming,...Read More
NCR-SARE is pleased to announce the projects recommended for funding for the 2014 Farmer Rancher and Youth Educator competitive grant programs. More than 50 grant projects were selected to receive a total of more than $.5 million through these two NCR-SARE grant programs, which offer competitive grants for farmers, ranchers, youth educators, organizations, and others who are exploring sustainable agriculture in America’s Midwest.
For the 2014 Farmer Rancher Grant Program, NCR-SARE awarded more than $486,000 to more than 40 projects ranging from $1,370 to $22,500. The...Read More
Two educators from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy received an NCR-SARE Youth Educator Grant to explore use of aquaponics in the classroom, conduct Next Generation Science Standards-compatible curriculum development, and conduct outreach activities at the Cincinnati Zoo, Krohn Conservatory, and North Avondale Montessori School. They presented their work at the 2014 Farmers Forum, held at the 2014 OEFFA Conference.
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s Kevin Savage and Gary Delanoy, along with three juniors who are actively involved with independent...Read More
Extension Educators, NGO’s, and outreach and policy professionals who are involved with agriculture, energy, and natural resources won’t want to miss the 2014 Extension Energy and Environment Summit.
This event will include conventional conference sessions, as well as extension speed sharing sessions and multiple field tours. The conference will be held September 23-25, 2014 at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames, Iowa.
The conference will kick-off with an evening plenary session from John Gilliland, titled, “Sustainable Intensification: What Is It and...Read More