The grants summary  includes a project highlight, a breakdown of funding by SARE project type, the total funding for the state since 1988 and state grant recipients.

North Central SARE's network of state coordinators–housed at each land grant university throughout the region–conduct train-the-trainer programs and share information about our grant programs and other sustainable agriculture resources in their respective states.

State Contacts

Doug Gucker

Doug Gucker

Extension Educator
University of Illinois
Doug Gucker is an Illinois SARE State Co-Coordinator and a Local Food Systems and Small Farms Extension educator with University of Illinois Extension where his work demonstrates practices in the areas of farm management, soil health, nutrient management, integrated pest management, and grazing.


Since 1988, SARE has awarded numerous grants in every state and Island Protectorate. Aimed at advancing sustainable innovations, these grants add up to an impressive portfolio of sustainable agriculture efforts across the nation.

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Illinois Impacts

in funding since 1988
175 projects
funded since 1988

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