North Central SARE Region Tag

The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) Program announced that it is awarding more than $745,000 in Farmer Rancher grants to 42 projects. This competitive grants program supports farmers and ranchers who want to explore sustainable solutions to problems through on-farm research, demonstration, and education projects. A complete list of funded projects is available online. They span topics ranging from agroforestry to aquaponics, perennial grains, and local food systems....

North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) created its annual Hero Recognition to highlight, recognize, and pay tribute to those who have made significant contributions to NCR-SARE and/or National SARE. The 2022 NCR-SARE Heroes are Roy Ballard and Tom Coudron. A press release notes, "Roy Ballard's 40-year career exemplifies his commitment to education, horticulture, and community food systems." Ballard served as Indiana's SARE State Coordinator from 2009 to 2019. Tom Coudron served on the NCR-SARE Administrative Council from 2001 to 2011 and continues to volunteer as a grant reviewer....

Related ATTRA publication: Community Supported Agriculture North Central SARE announced the availability of CSA Starts Here, a series of 12 educational videos for aspiring and beginning CSA farmers, developed by five CSA farmers in the North Central Region. These free videos will help you evaluate whether or not CSA farming is a suitable model for you while also explaining the skills you need to nurture to be successful at CSA farming. The videos can be watched in order as one comprehensive training or viewed individually as needed. An accompanying workbook offers questions to reflect on during each video and key resources related...

Related ATTRA Video: Integrating Livestock into Crop Production Project: Montana State University Research The Midwest Perennial Forage Working Group was awarded a NCR- SARE Research & Education grant for its proposed project, "Match Made in Heaven: Livestock + Crops." The project will survey producers in six Midwestern states about the opportunities and barriers related to integration or re-integration of livestock and crop production with the goal of identifying strategies to capture the environmental, economic, and social benefits of diverse crop rotations and integrated systems. The three-year project will create opportunities for farmers to speak about their interests, challenges, and needs, and allow...

North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (NCR-SARE) announced the recipients of its 2021 Research and Education competitive grant program (R&E) and its 2021 Professional Development Program (PDP). The R&E grants awarded more than $3.7 million to 15 projects, and the PDP grants awarded more than $931,000 to 11 projects. Recipients and project titles are listed online, and the results of these projects will be made available on the NCR-SARE website....

The North Central Region of Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) is seeking members for review committees for the six different grant programs it offers. Review committee members must live and work in one of the 12 states that comprise the North Central SARE region. Applicants must complete an online form and send a resume or curriculum vitae. Generally, review committee members are required to review proposals, discuss the proposals on a conference call or in-person, and provide recommendations to the Administrative Council. ...