Applications Being Accepted for NCR-SARE Farmer Grant Program

Applications Being Accepted for NCR-SARE Farmer Grant Program

August 28, 2008


The 2008 North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Farmer Rancher Call for Grant Proposals is now available online at The Web site includes the call for proposals and an instructional video, The Basics of a Solid SARE Grant Application.

Farmers and ranchers, including beginning farmers and youth, in the 12-state North Central Region can submit proposals for grants to support sustainable agriculture. Projects should emphasize research or education/demonstration. Grants can range from $6,000 for individual farmers to $18,000 for groups of three or more farmers.

NCR-SARE expects to fund about 50 projects this year and has funded more than 650 farmer rancher grants worth more than $4,300,000 since the program's inception.

Beginning this year, the program will accept proposals by email. The deadline for proposals is Monday, December 1, 2008 at 4:30 p.m.

For more information contact Joan Benjamin, NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program Coordinator, at or 402-472-0809.

Each state in SARE's North Central Region has one or more designated directors of sustainable agriculture education, called Professional Development Program State Sustainable Agriculture Coordinators. These individuals provide information and assistance to potential grant applicants.

Interested applicants can find their State Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator listed online at

The contact for Nebraska is:

Gary Lesoing
Nemaha County Extension Office
1824 North Street, Suite 102
Auburn, Nebraska 68305-2395
Phone: (402) 274-4755

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