Contact Information and FAQs

If the information below does not answer your question, we would love to hear from you! For general inquiries, contact NCR-SARE by email at ncrsare@umn.edu. Find contact information for your SARE state coordinator here.

North Central Region SARE Staff

Offices

NCR-SARE Main Office
120 BAE, University of Minnesota
1390 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-626-3113
Fax: 612-626-3132

Main Email: ncrsare@umn.edu

NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant and Youth Educator Grant Office
Lorenzo J. Greene Hall
900 Leslie Blvd
Lincoln University
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-681-5545
Tollfree: 800-529-1342

Email: ncrsare@umn.edu

Staff

Beth Nelson, Ph.D.
Regional Coordinator (Chapter 1)
and Director of Research and Education Programs
120 BAE, University of Minnesota
1390 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-626-4436
Fax: 612-626-3132

Email: bethnelson@umn.edu

Marie Flanagan
Communications Specialist
NCR-SARE
120 BAE, University of Minnesota
1390 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-625-7027
Fax: 612-626-3132

Email: mart1817@umn.edu

Rob Myers, Ph.D.
Regional Coordinator (Chapter 3)
and Director of Professional Development (Extension) Programs
University of Missouri
238 Ag Engineering Bldg.
Columbia, MO 65211
Office phone: 573-882-1547
Fax: 573-884-5650

Email: myersrob@missouri.edu

Jean Andreasen
Program Administrator
NCR-SARE
120 BioAgEng
1390 Eckles Ave
St Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-626-3113   
Fax: 612-626-3132

Email: jandreas@umn.edu

Joan Benjamin 
Farmer Rancher Grant Program Coordinator
and Associate Regional Coordinator
NCR-SARE
Lincoln University in Missouri
Lorenzo J. Greene Hall
900 Leslie Blvd, Room 101
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-681-5545

E-mail: BenjaminJ@lincolnu.edu

 
   

Frequently Asked Questions

Can SARE grants be used to fund projects outside the United States?

No. SARE grants may only be used to fund projects within the United States and its island protectorates.

Can I use a SARE grant to begin a farm?

No. SARE grants are intended for projects involving research and education. A small percentage of SARE funding may be used to purchase the materials required to conduct a research or education project, but generally SARE funding cannot be used to make large purchases for land, equipment or capital investment. 

To learn about other funding opportunities, refer to the book Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities.

I have an idea for a grant project. How do I learn more about SARE grants?

Visit the Apply for a Grant page to see what types of grants NCR-SARE offers, and what type might be most appropriate for you. If you have in-depth questions about NCR-SARE’s grants, please contact NCR-SARE.

How can I learn more about the educational resources available through SARE?

All educational resources are available through the SARE Learning Center, and are organized by resource type and topic. Resources are also accessible via site search, located in the upper right of this page.

In addition, visit the projects database and search through the thousands of project reports that have been submitted by SARE grantees over the years.

Where can I get more information about ordering publications, such as bulk discounts?

Please visit the SARE WebStore.

I received a grant from NCR-SARE. Where can I get more information about the requirements for my grant?

If you are a grantee or a member of a project team, you can use the Manage Your Grant page to find out about how to manage your NCR-SARE award.