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Ncr sare offices university of minnesota university of missouri lincoln university

NCR-SARE offices:

University of Minnesota

University of Missouri

Lincoln University

photo credit: Abram Kaplan


Ncr sare offices university of minnesota university of missouri lincoln university

Sustainable agriculture is an integrated system of plant and animal production practices having a site-specific application that will over the long term:

  • Satisfy human food and fiber needs;

  • Enhance environmental quality and the natural resource base upon which the agricultural economy depends;

  • Make the most efficient use of nonrenewable resources and on-farm resources and integrate, where appropriate, natural biological cycles and controls;

  • Sustain the economic viability of farm operations; and

  • Enhance the quality of life for farmers and society as a whole.

photo credit: Abram Kaplan


Sustainable agriculture is an approach to agriculture where emphasis is given to consideration of

Sustainable agriculture is an approach to agriculture where emphasis is given to consideration of:

  • Economic impacts

  • Environmental impacts

  • Social impacts

photo credit: Joan Benjamin


North central region sare mission

North Central Region-SARE Mission

Strengthen communities,

increase farmer/rancher

profitability, and

improve the environment by supporting research and education.

photo credit: David Baltensperger


T he sare program

the SARE Program

  • Funds come from annual Congressional appropriations.

  • Due to the federal fiscal year, appropriations are usually mid-year.

  • The appropriations fund National SARE, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), and the four regions.

  • NCR-SARE receives $3 to $4 million per year.

  • NCR-SARE appropriation provide funds for 4 grant programs, several small grant programs, and program support.

photo credit: Jean Andreasen


Research education grant program

Research & Education Grant Program

  • Beth Nelson

    • Regional Coordinator and

    • Director of Research and Education Programs

    • University of Minnesota

    • 2012 Report

photo credit: Clark Lemley


Research education grant program1

Research & Education Grant Program

  • Research and Education grant awards range from $10,000 to $200,000.

  • NCR-SARE funds about

  • 8 - 12 Research and Education projects per year.

  • Projects can be for Research or Education/ Demonstration.

  • Projects may last up to 36 months.

photo credit: Abram Kaplan


R e grants funded per state

R & E Grants Funded Per State

2012 w 9

1988-2012 w 430


R e dollars funded per state

R & E Dollars Funded Per State

2012 w $1,552,922

1988-2012 w $33,422,169


Farmer rancher grant program

Farmer Rancher Grant Program

Joan Benjamin

Associate Regional Coordinator and Farmer Rancher Grant Program Coordinator

Lincoln University

Jefferson City, Missouri

2012 Report

photo credit: Christine Yeager


Farmer rancher grant program1

Farmer Rancher Grant Program

  • Farmer and Rancher Grant awards can be for:

  • individuals ($7,500 max),

  • partners ($15,000 max), or

  • groups ($22,500 max)

  • About 50 projects are funded each year.

  • Projects may last up to 25 months.

photo credit: Joan Benjamin


Farmer rancher projects funded per state

Farmer Rancher Projects Funded Per State

2012 w 52

1992-2012 w 1,002


Farmer rancher grant dollars funded per state

Farmer Rancher Grant Dollars Funded Per State

2012 w $544,998

1992-2012 w $6,279,296


Youth educator grants

Youth Educator Grants

Joan Benjamin

Associate Regional

Coordinator and Farmer

Rancher Grant Program

Coordinator

Lincoln University

Jefferson City, Missouri

2012 Report

photo credit: Nathan Papendorf


Youth educator grants1

Youth Educator Grants

  • Youth Educator Grants for educators to provide programming on sustainable agriculture for youth, $2,000 maximum.

photo credit: Brooke Salvaggio


Youth educator grants funded per state

Youth Educator Grants Funded Per State

2008-2012 w 57

2012 w 21


Youth educator dollars funded per state

Youth Educator Dollars Funded Per State

2012 w $40,804

  • 2008-2012 w $108,264


Professional development program

Professional Development Program

Rob Myers

Regional PDP Coordinator and

Director of Extension Programs

University of Missouri

2011 Report

photo credit: Teresa Webb


Pdp competitive grant program

PDP CompetitiveGrant Program

  • Professional Development Program awards range from $30,000 to $75,000.

  • Projects may last up to 36 months.

  • About 6-8 projects are funded each year.

photo credit: Francis John Hay


Pdp funded competitive grants per state

PDP — Funded Competitive Grants Per State

2011 w 7

1994-2011 w 134


Pdp funded competitive dollars per state

PDP — Funded Competitive Dollars Per State

2011 w $441,947

1994-2011 w $7,505,523


Graduate student grant program

Graduate Student Grant Program

Beth Nelson

Regional Coordinator and Director of Research & Education Programs

University of Minnesota

2012 Report

photo credit: Brad Masi


Graduate student grant program1

Graduate Student Grant Program

  • Graduate Student Grant awards can be up to $10,000.

  • Projects may last up to 36 months.

  • About 15 projects are funded each year.

  • Currently enrolled graduate students must write proposal and the lead work on project.

photo credit: Silka L. F. Kempena


Graduate student grants funded per state

Graduate Student Grants Funded Per State

2012 w 17

2002-2012 w 164


Graduate student grant dollars funded per state

Graduate Student Grant Dollars Funded Per State

2012 w $168,598

2002-2012 w $1,605,147


New for 2012 2013 ncr sare proposals

New for 2012-2013 NCR-SARE Proposals


For more information about ncr sare

for more information about NCR-SARE:

by phone: 612.626.3113

by email: [email protected]

www.northcentralsare.org

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photo credit: Joan Benjamin


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