North Central Region (NCR) – Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)’s Professional Development Grant Program (PDP) Pre-proposal deadline is Wednesday, May 16th, 2012. NCR-SARE’s PDP competitive grants emphasize training agricultural educators using farmers as educators. Grants generally range from $30,000-75,000 and may last up to 36 months. An average of 5-10 grants per year are funded. More information is available at NCR-SARE’s PDP website.