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

Gary Lesoing

Gary Lesoing

UNL Extension
Gary Lesoing is the Nebraska SARE State Coordinator and an Extension Educator in southeast Nebraska with a focus on crop production and sustainable agriculture. His interests include cover crops, soil health, and local food production. can also click here for more information about SARE in Nebraska!


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.

Strahinja Stepanovic working with farmer Steve Tucker
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension educator Strahinja Stepanovic (right) worked with farmers such as Steve Tucker of Venango, Neb., to begingrowing field peas as a soil-building alternative to fallow. Courtesy Strahinja Stepanovic, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


in funding since 1988
187 projects
funded since 1988