About Us

North Central Region SARE (NCR-SARE) is one of four regional offices that run the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, a nationwide grants and education program to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture. NCR-SARE offers competitive grants and educational opportunities for producers, scientists, educators, institutions, organizations and others exploring sustainable agriculture in America’s Midwest.

What is North Central Region SARE

NCR-SARE has awarded more than $40 million worth of competitive grants to farmers and ranchers, researchers, educators, public and private institutions, nonprofit groups, and others exploring sustainable agriculture in 12 states.

NCR-SARE Leadership and Policies

North Central Region SARE is managed and led by our regional Administrative Council, State Coordinators, regional Technical and review committees, and staff.

Regional Initiatives

There are several initiatives that NCR-SARE has allocated resources to in order to extend our outreach on a given topic. This page highlights some of those efforts.

Regional Program Materials

Posters, brochures, and displays that explain and promote the North Central Region SARE program and sustainable agriculture.


The events below contain summaries of recent SARE conferences.