NCR-SARE is pleased to announce the projects selected for the 2016 Partnership Grant Program.
For the 2016 Partnership Grant Program, NCR-SARE awarded almost $300,000 to 10 projects. 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. Those selected to receive funding included (in order by state):
- Jason Grimm with Iowa Valley Resource Conservation and Development in Amana, Iowa...
NCR-SARE is seeking nominees for a seat on its Administrative Council (AC) as follows:
- representative of a minority-serving college or university (1890 or 1994 institution)*
*Council members must be from 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.
The term for each of these SARE Administrative Council slots is for three years. Council members attend two meetings a year, typically 2-3 day meetings in July and February at various Midwest locations (first meeting for newly elected...Read More
In this story, read about how Frank Forcella's SARE-supported grit applicator field trials have shown up to 90% season-long weed control.
Source: Farm Journal, Chris Bennett
Frank Forcella was surrounded with apricot pits – a seemingly useless collection of fruit stones saved in an endless line of 5-gallon buckets. Apricot trees don’t fare well in the cold of Minnesota, but Forcella scratched out a hobby harvest each year, and hit a bumper crop in 2007. More apricots; many varieties; and a massive jump in his pit bucket mother lode. What to do with a never-ending pit collection?
This news story features SARE grant recipient, Abbe Turner, and other innovative Ohians who are working together to develop agricultural solutions for diverting food waste from landfills.
Source: Fresh Water Cleveland, Kim Palmer
About one-third of all the world’s food supply -- approximately 1.3 billion tons -- becomes waste every year. In America alone, 33 million tons of wasted food ends up in a landfill annually.
“The problem is assigning value to what is much more cheaply thrown away,” Dan Brown, co-founder of Rust Belt Riders, a Cleveland organic waste removal company,...Read More
The hundreds of farmers and ranchers who have lent their expertise over the years to the USDA-SARE program are pioneers in sustainability. Three of those pioneers were among the 12 men and women honored last week by the White House as Champions of Change for Sustainable and Climate-Smart Agriculture: Larry Cundall, Keith Berns, and Martin Kleinschmit.
As chairman of the Western SARE Administrative Council, Glendo, Wyo., rancher Larry Cundall applies a spirit of innovation to help guide SARE funding toward producer-led research that gives farmers and ranchers the tools they...Read More
With support from an NCR-SARE Youth Educator grant, students from Lutie High School and Middle School had the opportunity to visit Jeff and Rachel Barry’s 17-acre farm and engage in hands-on learning activities about sustainable agriculture.
By: Jessi Dreckman, Ozark County Times
One might imagine children sitting at desks solving problems from textbooks during a math lesson, and many times that would be an accurate scenario at Lutie School. But lately, the students also have been found outside with their hands in the dirt, crouched around a cinder block garden border holding rulers...Read More
NCR-SARE is pleased to announce the projects recommended for funding for the Research and Education, Graduate Student, and Professional Development competitive grant programs. 38 projects were awarded a total of more than $2.6 million through these three NCR-SARE grant programs, which offer competitive grants for researchers, graduate students, organizations, agricultural educators, and others who are exploring sustainable agriculture in America’s Midwest.
For the 2015 Research and Education program, NCR-SARE awarded more than $1.86 million to 11 projects ranging from $63,481...Read More
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