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mar 24

NCR-SARE Announces 2014 Farmer Rancher and Youth Educator Grants

NCR-SARE is pleased to announce the projects recommended for funding for the 2014 Farmer Rancher and Youth Educator...

mar 18

Youth Educators Explore Use of Aquaponics in the Classroom

Two educators from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy received an NCR-SARE Youth Educator Grant to explore use...

mar 14

2014 Extension Energy and Environment Summit

Extension Educators, NGO’s, and outreach and policy professionals who are involved with agriculture, energy, and natural...

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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 Calls for Proposals

The 2014 Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals is now available online (Word | PDF). Proposals must be submitted by 4 p.m. CDT, May 6, 2014. Click here to view presentation notes about the 2014 Graduate Student Grant Program.

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. 


In Memory of Bill Wilcke

Bill Wilcke

On November 18, 2013, our dear SARE colleague and friend, Dr. William (Bill) Wilcke, passed away. Follow this link to read more about Bill's incredible legacy in agriculture. 

Wisconsin chicken hatchers receive SARE Grant for unique breed hatching

Despite the cold Wisconsin winters, Julie Maro and her husband recently were able to establish a small... more

What Is Sustainable Ag? link

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