NCR-SARE Now Hiring: Farmer Rancher Grant Coordinator

September 18, 2023

The University of Minnesota seeks a full-time Farmer Rancher Grant Program Coordinator for the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to make significant contributions to the advancement of sustainable agriculture.

About SARE

Funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the SARE program has four regions, with the University of Minnesota serving as the Host Institution for the North Central region. North Central Region SARE supports farmer-driven innovations that improve agricultural sustainability in the 12 upper Midwest states through six competitive annual grants, professional development training, and outreach.

NCR-SARE's Farmer Rancher Grant Program

The Farmer Rancher Grant Program is critical to NCR-SARE’s mission. This dynamic, farmer-centered program directly funds farmers and ranchers to solve problems on their farms, placing them squarely in the center of NCR-SARE priorities. The Farmer Rancher Grant Coordinator works closely with farmers and ranchers, regional farming organizations, the other NCR-SARE grant program managers, and staff to facilitate this important grant program.

About the Farmer Rancher Grant Program Coordinator Position

This 12-month, 1.0 FTE position has a robust benefits package and no supervisory requirements. The start date is negotiable but could be as early as November 1, 2023. Screening of applications will begin three weeks after the position is posted.  However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

This position will be at the University of Minnesota, one of the country's largest public research universities. At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues interested in life-long learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and your life outside of work. The position can be remote, but the person hired must reside in one of the 12 North Central region states. Location outside Minnesota might impact some benefits, such as health insurance costs. Travel for meetings and site visits will be required.

North Central Region SARE is committed to engaging agricultural communities of color and other socially disadvantaged communities. We recognize and value the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching its employees' employment experience and supporting the academic mission. We are especially interested in candidates with demonstrated experience and an ongoing commitment to working effectively with and across diverse communities and identities. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity, visit the U:


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