North Dakota

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

Lindy Berg

Lindy Berg

Extension Agent
North Dakota State University
Bio
Lindy Berg is the agriculture and natural resources agent in Towner County for North Dakota State University Extension. Lindy is the National Chair of the Sustainable Agriculture Committee within the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA), and she is on the board of the Foundation for Agricultural and Rural Resources Management and Sustainability (FARRMS).
Jeff Gale

Jeff Gale

Extension Agent
North Dakota State University
Bio
Jeff Gale grew up on a crop-livestock farm in Kansas. After completing graduate studies, he taught agronomy to university students in China for 15 years while serving with a non-governmental organization, and then came to NDSU Extension. His professional interests include soil health, organic agriculture, local food production, and farm succession.
Karl Hoppe

Karl Hoppe

Extension Livestock Systems Specialist
North Dakota State University
Bio
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.

SARE IN NORTH DAKOTA

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

$6.1
million
in funding since 1988
133 projects
funded since 1988