The 2016 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 $50,000 to $200,000. NCR-SARE expects to fund about nine 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
The 2016 NCR-SARE Youth Educator Grant Call for Proposals is now available online.
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...Read More
The 2016 NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals is now available online.
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...Read More
The 2016 NCR-SARE Partnership Grant Program Call for Proposals is now available online.
NCR-SARE’s 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. NCR-SARE expects to fund about 8 projects in the twelve-state North Central Region with this call. A total of approximately $240,000 is available for this program.
NCR-SARE will be accepting online submissions...Read More
The Administrative Council of the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) will meet from 1:30pm on Wednesday, July 22 until 3pm on Thursday, July 23, 2015. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign, IL.
Written comments can be sent to NCR-SARE at 1390 Eckles Avenue, Suite 120, St Paul, MN 55108.
CONTACT: Marie Flanagan, 612-625-7027Read More
NCR-SARE is pleased to announce that George Bird of East Lansing, Michigan and Jerry DeWitt of Holly Springs, North Carolina are being honored as 2015 “NCR-SARE Heroes.”
Coordinated by the NCR-SARE Alumni Organization, this recognition honors the leadership, vision, contributions, and impact that these heroes have made in the field of sustainable agriculture in the north central region. The NCR-SARE Hero Award recognizes individuals who 1) have provided service to NCR-SARE, sustainability, and/or national SARE, 2) have shown leadership in sustainable agriculture locally and regionally, and...Read More
The Minnesota Food Association will share information about sustainable agriculture to youth and families with support from an NCR-SARE Youth Educator grant.
Source: Country Messenger, Suzanne Lindgren
Kids, chickens, vegetables and soil: Each will play a part in new classes for youth this summer at Big River Farms, thanks to a grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.
Titled “Big River Farms Youth & Family Education,” the classes will be held once a month on Saturday mornings. They’ll start this June and continue...Read More
Every day, farmers and ranchers around the world develop new, innovative strategies to produce and distribute food, fuel, and fiber sustainably.
The 2015 NCR-SARE Food, Fiber and Fuel Study Tour provides on-farm visits of sustainable agricultural practices in North Dakota. The study tour will address improving soil health, expanding the growing season,...Read More
NCR-SARE is pleased to announce the projects recommended for funding for the Farmer Rancher, Youth Educator, and Partnership competitive grant programs. More than 70 grant projects were selected to receive a total of almost $1 million through these NCR-SARE grant programs, which offer competitive grants for farmers and ranchers who are exploring sustainable agriculture in America’s Midwest.
The Farmer Rancher Grant Program is a competitive grants program for farmers and ranchers who want to explore sustainable solutions to problems through on-farm research, demonstration,...Read More
A new SARE-supported report about food hub development and emerging food hub activity in Iowa shows food hubs play a significant role in the state's local and regional food economy.
The first coordinated study of food hub development in Iowa shows food hubs play a significant role in the state's local and regional food economy. Thirteen food hubs purchased $4.5 million in food from more than 450 Iowa farmers and supported 58 jobs.
That's just the revenue and jobs reported by only some of the food hubs identified in the study conducted by a group of local and...Read More