NCR-SARE announces 2013 Farmer Rancher Grant call for proposals
Here’s an opportunity to evaluate those farming questions you discovered this summer!
The 2013 North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Farmer Rancher Grant call for proposals is now available.
Farmers and ranchers in the North Central Region are invited to submit grant proposals to explore sustainable agriculture solutions to problems on the farm or ranch. Proposals should show how farmers and ranchers plan to use their own innovative ideas to explore sustainable agriculture options and how they will share project results. Sustainable agriculture is good for the environment, profitable and socially responsible.
Projects should emphasize research or education and demonstration. There are three types of competitive grants: 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). NCR-SARE expects to fund about 45 projects in the 12-state north central region with this call. A total of approximately $400,000 is available for this program. Grant recipients have 25 months to complete their projects.
Interested applicants can find the call for proposals online as well as useful information for completing a proposal. You can find more information about sustainable agriculture at www.sare.org or take a free National Continuing Education Program online course about the basic concepts.
Proposals are due on Thursday, November 29, at 4:30 p.m. at the NCR-SARE main office in Saint Paul, Minnesota.