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

Sarah Fronczak

Sarah Fronczak

Extension Environmental Management Educator
Michigan State University
Sarah Fronczak is an Environmental Management Educator based in Hillsdale County, Michigan, where she works with farmers on issues related to ecology and land stewardship.
Emily Proctor

Emily Proctor

Extension Tribal Educator
Emily Proctor, MSW, BASW, earned her degrees from Michigan State University – School of Social Work. She is a citizen of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Harbor Springs, Michigan. She serves as a Tribal Extension Educator for MSU and conducts train-the-trainer programs and shares information about SARE's grant programs and other sustainable agriculture resources at five Tribal colleges and other Tribal communities in Michigan and Wisconsin.


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.

Two men in an apple orchard talking and collecting apples
Michigan apple grower Jim Koan (left) explains his business strategies to former USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini (right). Koan’s cider operation provides consistent cash flow in years when weather disrupts apple production. Photo by Savannah Halleaux, USDA.


in funding since 1988
323 projects
funded since 1988