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NCR-SARE Announces 2022 Research and Education Awards
Seventeen projects were awarded more than $3.8 million through this NCR-SARE grant program for researchers and educators.
Sustaining the Human Spirit in Farm Country
A course in skills-based suicide alertness prepared Ruth Linkenmeyer-Meirick for a desperate call from a friend. “She was going through a divorce, and she was so overcome by grief and sadness it was hard to talk with her,” says Meirick. “Had I not taken the course, I wouldn’t have known what to do.” Meirick was […]
New SARE Video: Managing Weeds in Organic Row Crops
Farmers have long relied on herbicides to control weeds in row cropping systems. But as consumer preferences change, many farmers are seeking to eliminate or reduce their use of synthetic herbicides where possible. Managing weeds without herbicides can be daunting, and it requires producers to understand the biology and behavior of problem weeds in order […]
New SARE Bulletin: Transitioning to Organic Production
Since the 1990 Organic Foods Production Act passed, the market for organic products has steadily risen. In 2020, organic sales skyrocketed to an all-time high, motivating many farmers to consider transitioning their farms to organic production. While organic production can help farmers gain access to new markets, improve soil and increase profits, the transition process […]
NCR-SARE's 2022 Graduate Student Grant Awards
NCR-SARE is pleased to announce the projects selected for the 2022 Graduate Student Grant Program. Twenty-one projects were awarded more than $311,000 through this NCR-SARE grant program.
NCR-SARE Seeking Farmer or Rancher for Administrative Council
NCR-SARE has a position open on the Administrative Council for a farmer or rancher.
"Farming Matters" Video Series Showcases Grantees
NCR-SARE's “Farming Matters” YouTube video series features farmers, ranchers, educators, and researchers sharing the stories of their sustainable agriculture research.
Scaling Up Your Vegetable Farm for Wholesale Markets
SARE’s newest bulletin, Scaling Up Your Vegetable Farm for Wholesale Markets, provides a variety of strategies and tools to help owners of small- to mid-scale operations branch out into wholesale markets.
NCR-SARE's 2022 Professional Development Awards
For the 2022 Professional Development Program, NCR-SARE awarded more than $926,000 to 11 projects.
NCR-SARE Seeking Review Committee Members
NCR-SARE is seeking members for our grant review committees. Apply today.
The Value of Farming with Community
Shakera and Juan Raygoza talk about why their bonds with local consumers, families, schools, agricultural educators and other farmers are beneficial for both them and for the community where they live and farm. They operate Terra Preta Farm on 15 acres in Edinburg, Texas, where they grow organic radishes for wholesale markets and run a […]
SARE Fellows Examine Sustainable Range Management
After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SARE Fellows recently reconvened to examine sustainable practices used in five crop and livestock production systems in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains.
NCR-SARE Announces 2023 Youth Educator Call for Proposals
NCR-SARE's 2023 Youth Educator Grant Program Call for Proposals is now available. Proposals are due November 10, 2022, at 4pm CDT.
NCR-SARE Announces 2023 Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals
NCR-SARE's 2023 Farmer Rancher Grant Program Call for Proposals is now available. Proposals are due December 1, 2022, at 4pm CDT.
NCR-SARE Announces 2023 Call for Partnership Grant Proposals￼
NCR-SARE's 2023 Partnership Grant Program Call for Proposals is now available. Proposals are due October 20, 2022, at 4pm CDT.
NCR-SARE Announces 2023 Call for Research and Education Preproposals
NCR-SARE's 2023 Research and Education Call for Preproposals is now available. Preproposals are due October 13, 2022, at 4pm central.
NCR-SARE's 2022 Farmer Rancher Grants
42 Farmer Rancher Grant projects received more than $745,000 through NCR-SARE's 2022 Farmer Rancher Grant Program.
Reaching Women in Agriculture: A Guide to Virtual Engagement
"Reaching Women in Agriculture: A Guide to Virtual Engagement" outlines a range of strategies and tools to help educators who have prior experience conducting in-person educational activities adapt their programming for online and hybrid spaces.
NCR-SARE's 2022 Heroes
NCR-SARE's 2022 Heroes, Roy Ballard and Tom Coudron
NCR-SARE's 2022 Youth Educator Grants
18 projects received more than $100,000 through NCR-SARE's 2022 Youth Educator Grant Program.