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Bale Grazing to Build Soil Health

Erin and Drew Gaugler are exploring and documenting the impact of bale grazing on their North Dakota farm. Outreach activities like their "mailbox tour" are helping the siblings share their findings with neighboring producers.

Heritage Grains for Craft Brewing

When Doubting Thomas Farms partnered with two local farms, a local maltster, and local breweries they identified some alternative malting grains for prize-winning beers.

Foodbanking and Farming with Ohio’s Youth

In Dayton, Ohio, The Foodbank, Inc. has distributed more than 4 million pounds of food since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak. They also help area youth learn more about sustainable growing, local food systems, and food insecurity.

NCR-SARE Heroes: Donn Teske and Fred Madison

In 2012, the NCR-SARE Administrative Council created the NCR-SARE Hero Recognition to highlight, recognize, and pay tribute to those who have made significant contributions to NCR-SARE and/or National SARE. NCR-SARE is pleased to announce that Donn Teske and Fred Madison have been named the 2020 NCR-SARE Heroes. Donn Teske Donn Teske’s fifth-generation farm was homesteaded […]

Hosting Virtual Field Days

In June 2020, NCR-SARE worked with Maggie Norton, farmer outreach coordinator for Practical Farmers of Iowa, to offer two webinars for SARE grantees about hosting virtual field days. The first webinar was hosted with agricultural professionals and educators in mind, while the second webinar was geared toward farmers and ranchers. Select the one that works […]

NCR-SARE Announces 2020 Farmer Rancher Grants

NCR-SARE is pleased to announce the projects recommended for funding for the 2020 Farmer Rancher Grant Program. 55 grant projects were selected to receive a total of more than $718,000 through this NCR-SARE grant program, which offers competitive grants for farmers and ranchers who are exploring sustainable agriculture in America’s Midwest. The Farmer Rancher Grant Program is a competitive […]

NCR-SARE Announces 2020 Youth Educator Grants

NCR-SARE is pleased to announce the projects recommended for funding for the Youth Educator competitive grant program. For the 2020 Youth Educator Grant Program, NCR-SARE awarded more than $45,000 to 12 projects. The competitive Youth Educator Grant Program supports educators who seek to provide programming on sustainable agriculture for youth. Those selected to receive funding […]

NCR-SARE Announces 2020 Partnership Grants

NCR-SARE Program is pleased to announce the projects selected for the 2020 Partnership Grant Program. For the 2020 Partnership Grant Program, NCR-SARE awarded more than $582,000 to 15 projects. NCR-SARE’s Partnership Grant Program is intended to foster cooperation between agriculture professionals and small groups of farmers and ranchers to catalyze on-farm research, demonstration, and education activities […]