SARE in Nebraska
Nebraska State Coordinator
Nemaha County Extension Office
1824 N Street, Suite 102
Auburn, Nebraska 68305-2395
Gary Lesoing has served as Nebraska's SARE State Coordinator since 2008. Lesoing has been involved in research and extension in sustainable agriculture since 1980. He conducted research in organic and diversified cropping systems at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agriculture Research and Development Center. In 1998 Lesoing became a Regional Agronomy Specialist for the University of Missouri-Columbia in the West Central Region of Missouri and continued working in sustainable agriculture. In 2004 he moved back to his home state of Nebraska and became an Extension Educator in Nemaha County with a focus on crop production, sustainable agriculture and beginning farmer training. Lesoing holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology (1975) from Peru State College in Nebraska and a Master of Science Degree in Animal Science (1977) and a PhD. in Agronomy (1992) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Gary and his wife Evey have two adult daughters and two grandchildren.
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SARE Grants in Nebraska
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 Nebraska.
- Nebraksa 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.