The 2015 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. Projects should emphasize research or education/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). A total of approximately $400,000 is available for this program.
NCR-SARE will be accepting online submissions for the Farmer Rancher Grant Program. More information about the online submission system can be found in the call for proposals.
Interested applicants can find the call for proposals online as well as useful information for completing a proposal at http://www.sare.org/. Proposals are due on November 20, 2014 at 4p.m. CST.
The program announcing two grants to University of Wisconsin-Madison students: Julie Dawson has been recommended for funding for a $199,866 grant for the project “Tomato variety trials for flavor, quality and agronomic performance, to increase high-value direct marketing opportunities for farmers and on-farm trialing capacity”.
Ruth Genger has been recommended for funding for a $199,106 grant for the project “Building Resilience and Flexibility into Midwest Organic Potato Production: Participatory Breeding and Seed Potato Production”.