Contact Information and FAQs

NCR-SARE Staff
NCR-SARE Staff
Marie Flanagan, Beth Nelson, Joan Benjamin, Jean Andreasen, and Rob Myers (left to right).

A unique aspect of NCR-SARE is our personal contact with people involved in the program. If the FAQ 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. Contact individual staff members with the information below. You can also find contact information for your SARE state coordinator here.

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
Email: ncrsare@umn.edu


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

Joan Benjamin, Farmer Rancher Grant Program Coordinator and Associate Regional Coordinator
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

Marie Flanagan, Communications Specialist
120 BAE, University of Minnesota
1390 Eckles Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-625-7027
Fax: 612-626-3132
Email: mart1817@umn.edu

Jean Andreasen, Program Administrator
120 BAE, University of Minnesota
1390 Eckles Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 612-626-3113
Fax: 612-626-3132
Email: jandreas@umn.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.