North Central SARE strengthens communities, increases producers' economic viability, and improves the environment through grants and education.Learn more about our grants
Our Grant Programs
Professional Development Grant Program
The 2023 Professional Development Program Grant Call for proposals is now available. Proposals are due at 4pm central on April 6, 2023.
Graduate Student Grant Program
The 2023 Graduate Student Grant Call for proposals is now available. Proposals are due at 4pm central on April 20, 2023.
Farmer Rancher Grant Program
a competitive grant program for farmers and ranchers to explore sustainable solutions to problems
Youth Educator Grant Program
a competitive grant program for youth educators to encourage youth to try sustainable practices
Research and Education Grant Program
Partnership Grant Program
a competitive grant program for cooperative projects between agriculture professionals and small groups of farmers and ranchers
FARMERS: SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON COVER CROPS IN THE NATIONAL COVER CROP SURVEY!
Farmers are invited to share their thoughts on cover crops in an online survey conducted by SARE, the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), with the help of Informa/Farm Progress.Take the Survey
What is Sustainable Agriculture?
How do we produce and distribute food, fuel, and fiber sustainably? While every strategy varies, SARE embraces three broad goals: economic viability over the long term; stewardship of our nation’s land, air, and water; and quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and their communities.Learn More
- Transitioning to Organic Production Bulletin
- Introduction to Sustainable Hydroponics Course
- The Fruit and Nut Compass: Planning Tool for Perennials
- KC Farm School's Classroom Lessons for Sustainable Ag
- Scaling Up Your Vegetable Farm for Wholesale Markets Bulletin
- How to Launch a Women Farmer Network in Your Community
- CSA Starts Here: A Video Series for New CSA Producers
- Managing Livestock with Drones: Video Tutorials
- Down on the Farm Toolkit: Supporting Farmers in Stressful Times
- Manage Weeds on Your Farm: An Ecological Approach
"Farming Matters" Video Series Showcases Grantees
NCR-SARE's “Farming Matters” YouTube video series features farmers, ranchers, educators, and researchers sharing the stories of their sustainable agriculture research.
About North Central SARE
NCR-SARE offers competitive grants and educational opportunities for producers, scientists, educators, institutions, organizations and others exploring sustainable agriculture in America’s Midwest.
Our farm is an exceptional place; it is a safe environment that nurtures and helps one grow. Through the support of organizations like NCR-SARE, we can support and help make transformative experiences in the lives of those that would not have this kind of opportunity otherwise.