North Central SARE Announces Grant Awards for Several Programs

North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) has announced the 2023 recipients of grants through its Professional Development Program, Research and Education Program, and Graduate Student Grant Program. The 22 graduate student projects include several that focus on weed, pest, and disease control, as well as projects on soil health, dairy sheep, and regenerative poultry. Meanwhile, more than $4 million in Research and Education grants will go to 17 projects covering a wide range of topics including agroforestry, insect farming, dairy sustainability, native plant strips, and small ruminants. Finally, through the Professional Development Program, NCR-SARE awarded more than $1.28 million to 13 projects addressing topics including farmer mental health, cover crops, food-grade grain production, agricultural education, and more. Project descriptions are available online.