North Dakota

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

Karl Hoppe

Karl Hoppe

State Co-coordinator
(701) 652-2951
Karl Hoppe is a North Dakota State SARE Co-Coordinator, a sheep producer, and the Area Extension Specialist for Livestock Systems at the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center where he has been teaching nutrition and management for beef cows and feedlot cattle for more than 20 years to North Dakota cattle producers.
Clair Keene

Clair Keene

Extenstion Specialist
NDSU Extension Service
(701) 774-4315
Clair Keene is a North Dakota State SARE Co-Coordinator and as an Area Extension Specialist in Cropping Systems at the Williston Research Extension Center, where she works with North Dakota farmers to address weed management concerns and tackle issues of soil conservation and soil health with cash crop diversity, cover crops, and residue management.


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 walking and talking in a farm field
North Dakota farmer Gabe Brown (left) discusses how he can improve soil health, a focal point of any climate risk management plan, with Jay Fuhrer of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Photo by Scott Bauer.

NORTH dakota Impacts

in funding since 1988
129 projects
funded since 1988