SARE in Iowa
Iowa State Coordinator
Andy Larson is Small Farm Sustainability program specialist for Iowa State University Extension & Outreach, charged with increasing the viability of Iowa’s smaller-scale, entrepreneurial farm enterprises with diversified markets and production systems. He is also serving as coordinator of the Grass-Based Livestock Working Group for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Larson earned an MBA with a minor in Sustainable Agriculture from Iowa State University. Prior to that he worked for University of Illinois Extension’s Initiative for the Development of Entrepreneurship in Agriculture. Larson grew up on a family dairy and grain farm in Pecatonica, IL.
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SARE Grants in Iowa
Since 1988, SARE has awarded numerous grants in every state and Island Protectorate. Aimed at advancing sustainable innovations, these grants add up to an impressive portfolio of sustainable agriculture efforts across the nation. See below for a grant portfolio summary and detailed grants list for Iowa.
- Iowa Competitive Grant Portfolio Summary (pdf) The portfolio summary for each state includes one project highlight, a breakdown of funding by SARE project type, and the total funding for the state since 1988. This is a colorful 2-pager in PDF format that can be printed and distributed.
- Competitive Grants List (pdf) The grants list describes each grant in the state by title, project leader and funding level.