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

Diane Mayerfeld

Diane Mayerfeld

State Coordinator
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Diane Mayerfeld is the Wisconsin SARE State Coordinator and is a Sustainable Agriculture Outreach Specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension where she facilitates professional development in sustainable agriculture, in topics ranging from local food system development to cover crops and agroforestry.


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.

Barley Trial Planting
A field is prepared for planting with replicated plots of malting barley. Four Wisconsin farmers used a SARE Farmer/Rancher grant to collect data on the performance of barley varieties under different fertilizer and tillage conditions. Photo courtesy Joe Bragger, Bragger Family Farm


in funding since 1988
377 projects
funded since 1988