NCR-SARE Announces 2014 Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals
This article was originally published on September 4, 2013 and expired on November 14, 2013. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.
The 2014 North Central Region -
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Farmer
Rancher Grant Call for Proposals is now available.
Farmers and ranchers in the North
Central region are invited to submit grant proposals to explore sustainable
agriculture solutions to problems on the farm or ranch. Proposals should show
how farmers and ranchers plan to use their own innovative ideas to explore
sustainable agriculture options and how they will share project results.
Sustainable agriculture is good for the environment, profitable, and socially
responsible. Projects should emphasize research or education/demonstration.
There are three types of competitive
grants: individual grants ($7,500 maximum), partner grants for two
farmers/ranchers from separate operations who are working together ($15,000
maximum), and group grants for three or more farmers/ranchers from separate
operations who are working together ($22,500 maximum). NCR-SARE expects to fund
about 45 projects in the twelve-state North Central Region with this call. A
total of approximately $400,000 is available for this program.
New this year, NCR-SARE will be
accepting online submissions for the Farmer Rancher Grant Program. More
information about the online submission system can be found in the call for
Interested applicants can find the
call for proposals online as well as useful information for completing a
proposal at http://www.northcentralsare.org/Grants/Types-of-Grants/Farmer-Rancher-Grant-Program.
You can find more information about sustainable agriculture at http://www.sare.org/ or take a free National
Continuing Education Program online course about the basic concepts at http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Courses-and-Curricula.
Proposals are due on Thursday,
November 14th, 2013 at 4p.m. CST.
Potential applicants with questions
can contact Joan Benjamin, Associate Regional Coordinator and Farmer Rancher
Grant Program Coordinator, at email@example.com
or 573-681-5545 or 800-529-1342. Applicants should also contact Joan Benjamin
if they need a hard copy or an email version of the call for proposals. We make
revisions to our calls for proposals each year, which means it is crucial to
use the most recent call for proposals.
Potential applicants can also
contact Dr. Rick Weinzierl, Illinois State
Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-244-2126.
Pull date: November 14, 2013