North Central Region SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) is accepting applications for numerous grants, including:
- Farmer Rancher Grant Program: Open to farmers and ranchers exploring sustainable solutions to on-farm research, demonstration, and education projects. Maximum funding varies between $7,500-22,5000 and the application deadline is December 3, 2015.
- Youth Educator Grant Program: Supports opportunities for youth educators to research, demonstrate, and learn more about sustainable agriculture. Application deadline is November 12, 2015.
- Research and Education Grant Program: Available to researchers and educators involved in projects that explore and promote environmentally sound, profitable, and socially responsible food and/or fiber systems. Awards range between $10,000-200,000, and the application deadline is October 22, 2015.
- Partnership Grant Program: 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. Application deadline is October 29, 2015
The USDA NCR-SARE Youth Educator Grant is accepting applications until October 24th for projects for projects assisting youth educators in research, demonstration, and learning about sustainable agriculture.
Pre-proposalsfor the SARE Professional Development Program (PDP) Grant are due on May 16th, 2013. PDP grants are designed to support professional development projects aimed at training agricultural professional and educators.
The Intertribal Agriculture Council currently has an ongoing SARE PDP project for an Agricultural Skills Workshop Series over the next three years. We are organizing a series of workshops across the region focusing on a variety of sustainable ag. topics. The funding is primarily being used for participant travel and other logistical expenses.
The Intertribal Agriculture Council has received a SARE grant to conduct a series of agricultural skills workshops across the Great Lakes Region. This funding will help provide support for Tribal agricultural educators to attend the workshops.
The first workshop will be held in conjunction with the MOSES Organic Farming Conference on February 21-23 in Lacrosse, WI, the second with the Indigenous Farming Conference from March 4-7 at White Earth, and the third during the Food Sovereignty Summit April 15-18th at Oneida, WI.
If you are an American Indian agricultural educator or producer interested in attending any of these events, please contact Dan Cornelius (dan@IndianAgLink.com).
Closely following the Research and Education Grant, NCR-SARE (Northcentral Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) also recently announced calls for proposals on its Farmer Rancher Grant Program. These grants range from $7,500 to $22,500, depending on applicant(s), for a wide assortment of projects exploring sustainable solutions to problems through on-farm research, demonstration, and education projects. The application deadline is November 29, 2012.
Northcentral SARE (NCR-SARE) is accepting pre-proposals for the Research and Education (R&E) Grant Program until November 10, 2012. NCR-SARE R&E Grants are available from $10,000-200,000 for researchers and educators involved in projects that that explore and promote environmentally sound, profitable, and socially responsible food and/or fiber systems.
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.