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

Extension Senior Outreach Specialist
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.
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.

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
398 projects
funded since 1988