Grant Funds for Sustainable Agriculture Farmer/Rancher Grants - UNL CropWatch, Oct. 11, 2011

Grant Funds for Sustainable Agriculture Farmer/Rancher Grants - UNL CropWatch, Oct. 11, 2011

Oct.11, 2011

Competitive grant funds are available to Nebraska farmers and ranchers interested in conducting sustainable agriculture research, demonstration, or education projects.  

The North Central Region of USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program each year awards up to $400,000 in the 12-state region for projects conducted by farmers and ranchers.  The deadline for this year's proposals is 4:30 p.m. (CST) Dec. 2.

Farmer/rancher NCR-SARE grants provide opportunities for farmers/ranchers to use sustainable agriculture practices and their own innovative ideas to solve problems on the farm or ranch, and to share their ideas.

Grant Types

Three types of competitive grants are available:

  • Individual grants ($7,500 maximum),
  • Partner grants for two farmers/ranchers from separate operations who are working together ($15,000 maximum), and
  • Group grants for three or more farmers/ranchers from separate operations who are working together ($22,500 maximum).

Projects must be completed in 25 months.

More Information

For more information about this program and how to submit a proposal, visit the  Nebraska SARE website at nesare.unl.edu.  The site also links to a webinar, "What You Need to Know About 2011 Farmer/Rancher Grants, Youth Educator Grants, and Youth Grants." 

For further information, contact Gary Lesoing, extension educator in Nemaha County at 402-274-4755 or glesoing2@unl.edu