ST. PAUL, Minn. — The North Central Region – Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) program currently has four open grant programs to fund research and education projects that advance sustainable agricultural practices in the North Central region.
Since 1988, NCR-SARE’s competitive grants have advanced agricultural innovation that promotes economic viability, stewardship of the land, air and water, and quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and their communities. These grant programs are for farmers, ranchers, scientists, educators, institutions, organizations, and others exploring sustainable agriculture in the 12 states in the North Central region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin).
Learn more about these open grant programs at https://northcentral.sare.org/grants/.
NCR-SARE’s Open Grant Programs
- Farmer Rancher Grant Program – a competitive grants program for farmers and ranchers. Proposals must be received by 4 p.m. CST, Dec. 1, 2022.
- Read about a Farmer Rancher grant in North Dakota: North Dakota Farmers Lead the Way With Bale Grazing
- Research and Education Grant Program – a competitive grant program for researchers and educators. Preproposals for this program must be received by 4 p.m. CDT on Oct. 13, 2022.
- Read about a Research and Education project in Wisconsin: Increasing Food Security in a Mohican Tribal Community
- Youth Educator Grant Program – a competitive grant program for youth educators to encourage youth to try sustainable practices. Proposals must be received by 4 p.m. CST, Nov. 10, 2022.
- Read about a Youth Educator Project in Chicago: Growing Solutions with Chicago’s West Side
- Partnership Grant Program – a competitive grant program for cooperative projects between agriculture professionals and small groups of farmers and ranchers. Proposals for this grant program must be received 4 p.m. CDT, Oct. 20, 2022.
- Read about a Partnership project in Kansas: Best Practices for Hemp Production in Kansas.
Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture, NCR-SARE is one of four regional offices that run the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, a nationwide grants and education program to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture.
Funding considerations are based on how well the applicant presents the problem being addressed, its relevance to sustainable agriculture in the 12-state North Central region, and how well it aligns with NCR-SARE’s goals. NCR-SARE’s grant program Review Committees review proposals and make recommendations to the Administrative Council.
NCR-SARE has awarded more than $87 million worth of competitive grants to farmers and ranchers, researchers, educators, public and private institutions, nonprofit groups, and others exploring sustainable agriculture in 12 states. Project abstracts and reports can be found by searching the SARE project database.
— North Central Region – Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program