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Regional News About NCR SARE
oct 10

NCR-SARE Seeking Review Committee Members

NCR-SARE is seeking nominees* for the following grant review committees: 

  • Research and Education Grant Program...
sep 5

NCR-SARE Announces 2019 Research & Education, Graduate Student, and Professional Development Awards

The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) Program is pleased to announce the projects...

aug 7

NCR-SARE Announces 2020 Youth Educator Sustainable Agriculture Grants Call for Proposals

The 2020 NCR-SARE Youth Educator Grant Call for Proposals is now available.

Youth Educator Grant projects provide opportunities...

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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.

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Open Grant Programs

The 2020 Partnership Grant Program call for proposals is now available. Proposals are due October 24, 2019. Word | PDF

The 2020 Youth Educator Grant Program call for proposals is now available. Proposals are due November 14, 2019. Word | PDF

The 2020 Farmer Rancher Grant Program call for proposals is now available. Proposals are due December 5, 2019. Word | PDF

  • Timelines for NCR-SARE's grant programs can be found here.
  • Please refer to the call for the respective grant program to find the link to the online application system.
  • Sample calls for proposals and lists of recently funded projects can be found here.
  • Click here to view PowerPoint and 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: ncrsare@umn.edu

Iowa Farmers Seek Sustainability with Cover Crops and No-Till

With SARE support, Billy Sammons and George Naylor are working to improve cash crop production on their... more

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