Iowa

The grants summary  includes a project highlight, a breakdown of funding by SARE project type, the total funding for the state since 1988 and state grant recipients.

North Central SARE’s network of state coordinators–housed at each land grant university throughout the region–conduct train-the-trainer programs and share information about our grant programs and other sustainable agriculture resources in their respective states.

State Contacts

Christa Hartsook

Christa Hartsook

Communications Specialists
Iowa State Univ, Extension & Outreach
(515) 294-4430
Bio
Christa Hartsook is the Iowa SARE State Coordinator and is the Small Farms Program Coordinator for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. She helps connect people to resources at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

SARE IN IOWA

Since 1988, SARE has awarded numerous grants in every state and Island Protectorate. Aimed at advancing sustainable innovations, these grants add up to an impressive portfolio of sustainable agriculture efforts across the nation.

Salt Fork Farms 2
Fellows Aaron Esser and Nathan Winter stand next to peppers grown in Salt Fork Farms’ high tunnel in Solon, Iowa.

IOWA Impacts

$8.3
million
in funding since 1988
219 projects
funded since 1988



More news and activities

Go to https://extension.agron.iastate.edu/sustag/default.htm for more information on SARE in Iowa!