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

Dan Downing

Dan Downing

Water Quality Specialist
University of Missouri Extension
Dan Downing is a Missouri SARE Co-Coordinator and has more than 28 years of service with the University of Missouri Extension. 17 years of that time have been spent serving in a statewide position with The University of Missouri Extension Water Quality Program.
Touria Eaton

Touria Eaton

State Horticulture Specialist
Lincoln University of Missouri
Touria Eaton is a Missouri SARE Co-Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Horticulture, and the State Horticulture Specialist at Lincoln University in Missouri. The focus of her research and extension work is sustainable production of horticultural crops.


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.

Fellows at Wye Mountain Berries
SARE Fellows participant Patrick Byers, University of Missouri Extension, takes a closer look at blackberries at Wye Mountain Flowers and Berries.


in funding since 1988
318 projects
funded since 1988