North Central Region SARE Tag

North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) announced that 18 projects will be awarded more than $100,000 through the Youth Educator competitive grant program. This program supports educators who teach youth about sustainable agriculture practices and careers. The funded projects include training for teen urban growers, a sustainable agriculture youth camp, apprenticeship and garden leadership programs, herbal tea marketing, and more....

North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (NCR-SARE) awarded more than $676,000 to 18 projects through the 2022 Partnership Grant Program. This program is intended to foster cooperation between agriculture professionals and small groups of farmers and ranchers to catalyze on-farm research, demonstration, and education activities related to sustainable agriculture. A list of the funded projects is available online and includes projects related to agritourism, beginning women farmers, urban farming, compost tea, hemp farming, and cover crops....

Related ATTRA publication: Positive Practices in Farm Labor Management Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association and the Agricultural Justice Project are offering help for farmers in the North Central SARE Region in enacting clear, fair labor policies and practices that improve employee quality of life and retention. The Fair Farms Program allows farmers in the region to complete a confidential 30-minute self-assessment for labor and pricing practices and submit written employment policies. They will then receive an individualized report with resources for strengthening the farm operation. The program is also offering educational events on topics such as creating a health and safety...

North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (NCR-SARE) is seeking applicants with sustainable agriculture expertise for three vacancies on its Administrative Council: 1994 Land Grant University Representative, 1862 Land Grant University At-Large representative. and State Department of Agriculture Representative. Council members must live and work in one of the 12 states that comprise the North Central SARE region. The term for each of these SARE Administrative Council slots is three years. Applications are due by December 17, 2021....