Farmer Rancher Grant Writing Webinar Available

September 25, 2020
An Oneida White Corn Growers Group in Wisconsin received SARE support to plant, harvest, and breed an heirloom variety of Iroquois White Corn. Photo courtesy of Laura Manthe.

This 2021 NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program grant webinar guided participants through the process of submitting a grant proposal to NCR-SARE's Farmer Rancher grant program. Joan Benjamin, NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program Coordinator, showed participants how to write a strong proposal and project budget and where to get help.

Download the presentation slides about applying for a Farmer Rancher grant either as a basic PDF or an editable PowerPoint presentation (PDF or PowerPoint).

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About the NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program
2021 NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program proposals are due on December 3, 2020 at 4pm CST.
NCR-SARE’s Farmer Rancher Grant Program is a competitive grants program for farmers and ranchers who want to explore sustainable solutions to problems through on-farm research, demonstration, and education projects. Proposals should show how farmers and ranchers plan to use their own innovative ideas to explore sustainable agriculture options and how they will share project results. Sustainable agriculture is good for the environment, profitable, and socially responsible. 
There are three types of competitive grants: individual grants ($9,000 maximum), team of two grants for two farmers/ranchers from separate operations who are working together ($18,000 maximum), and group grants for three or more farmers/ranchers from separate operations who are working together ($27,000 maximum). NCR-SARE expects to fund about 50 projects in the twelve-state North Central region with this call. A total of approximately $720,000 is available for this program for 2021.
NCR-SARE is accepting online submissions for the Farmer Rancher Grant Program. More information about the online submission system can be found in the call for proposals; find the call for proposals online. Tutorials for using the online application system are available as well. Visit for everything you need to know about NCR-SARE’s Farmer Rancher Grant Program.
You can find more information about sustainable agriculture online as well.
Each state in SARE's North Central Region has one or more State Sustainable Agriculture Coordinators who can provide information and assistance to potential grant applicants. Interested applicants can find their State Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator online.

Related Locations: North Central