Past NCR-SARE Heroes

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NCR-SARE recognizes and appreciates the vision, contributions, and impact that these heroes have made in the field of sustainable agriculture in the region. 

Fred Madison

Fred Madison: NCR-SARE Hero (Presented Posthumously)

Coordinated by the NCR-SARE Alumni Organization, the term “NCR-SARE Hero” recognizes the leadership, vision, contributions, and impact that certain people have made in the field of sustainable agriculture in the region.  Affectionately known as “Dr. Dirt,” Fred Madison spent more than 50 years getting his hands dirty working to protect, build, and teach others about soil […]

Donn Teske

Donn Teske: NCR-SARE Hero

Coordinated by the NCR-SARE Alumni Organization, the term “NCR-SARE Hero” recognizes the leadership, vision, contributions, and impact that certain people have made in the field of sustainable agriculture in the region. Donn Teske’s fifth-generation farm was homesteaded by his family when they came to Kansas in a covered wagon after the Civil War. One hundred fifty […]