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sep 2

Webinar: An Introduction to NCR-SARE's New Partnership Grant Program

You are invited to attend a free webinar on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 2pm CST about NCR-SARE's new Partnership Grant...

aug 28

NCR-SARE Announces 2015 Youth Educator Grant Call for Proposals

The 2015 NCR-SARE Youth Educator Grant Call for Proposals is now available.

Youth Educator Grant projects provide opportunities...

aug 26

NCR-SARE Announces 2015 Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals

The 2015 North Central Region - Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Farmer Rancher Grant Call...

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North Central Region SARE (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.

Grant programs, each with specific priorities, audiences and timelines focus on sustainable agriculture research and education.

Reports describe project results and lessons learned.

State programs deliver NCR-SARE-specific programming close to the ground.

Educational Resources helps you explore ideas, access tools, and do further reading on topics in sustainable agriculture, This section includes newsletters, logos, fact sheets, books, bulletins, and more.

The 12 states of the North Central Region — Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin — have a rich agricultural history. Click on individual states to find more information.


Open Grant Programs

The 2015 Research and Education Grant Program Call for Preproposals is now available. Preproposals are due October 23, 2014. Text | PDF 

The 2015 Partnership Grant Program Call for Proposals is now available. Proposals are due October 30, 2014. PDF

The 2015 Youth Educator Grant Program Call for Proposals is now available. Proposals are due November 13, 2014. Text | PDF

The 2015 Farmer Rancher Grant Program Call for Proposals is now available. Proposals are due November 20, 2014. Text | PDF

Each of our grant programs use an online system for submitting applications. The link is located in the call for proposals.

Timelines for NCR-SARE's grant programs can be found here.

Sample calls for proposals and lists of recently funded projects can be found here.

Click here to watch video presentations about applying to NCR-SARE's grant programs.

To receive notifications when calls for proposals are open, contact the NCR-SARE office.

NCR-SARE Main Office
120 BAE, University of Minnesota
1390 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-626-3113
Fax: 612-626-3132
Main Email:


2014 Cover Crops Survey

Are you a farmer?  Do you use Cover Crops? Yes or no, take this short 2014 cover crops survey to let us know what you think. 


National Conference and Forum on Cover Crops and Soil Health

The National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health, held Feb. 17-19, 2014 in Omaha, Neb., brought together 300 agricultural leaders and innovators to explore how we can make American agriculture more sustainable through improved soil health. Follow this link to watch the opening sessions, view presentations, and keep an eye on continuing developments from the conference.

NCR-SARE's Continuing Face of Sustainable Agriculture Project

“Can a Jewish girl from Brooklyn, NY, have anything to say about the future of agriculture?” asked... more

What Is Sustainable Ag? link

Read our booklet about best practices and the people who use them.