NCR-SARE to Host Farmer Rancher Grant Writing Webinar, Tuesday, September 22nd – Vegetable Crops Hotline

NCR-SARE to Host Farmer Rancher Grant Writing Webinar, Tuesday, September 22nd

North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) will host a Farmer Rancher Grant Program grant webinar on Tuesday, September 22 from 4-5:30pm CDT.

This webinar will help guide participants through the process of submitting a grant proposal to NCR-SARE’s Farmer Rancher grant program. Join Joan Benjamin, NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program Coordinator, to learn how to write a strong proposal and project budget and where to get help. NCR-SARE will record the webinar and make it available online.

To Join the Webinar
Join the NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program Zoom webinar online (registration is not required) by 4pm CDT on Tuesday, September 22 at:

If you are not able to connect using Zoom, you may dial in at (651) 372-8299, but you will not be able to see the slides being shared.

Test Your System Before the Webinar
Prior to the webinar, please join a test Zoom meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom and test your connection. Simply visit You can also contact Marie Flanagan before the meeting at or (612) 625-7027.

Technical Problems?
Contact Marie Flanagan at or (612) 625-7027 prior to the meeting. Alternately, Zoom has a “Getting Started” guide to help you become familiar with Zoom:

About the NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program
NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program proposals are due on December 3, 2020 at 4pm CST.

NCR-SARE’s Farmer Rancher Grant Program is a competitive grants program for farmers and ranchers who want to explore sustainable solutions to problems through on-farm research, demonstration, and education projects. 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.

There are three types of competitive grants: individual grants ($9,000 maximum), team of two grants for two farmers/ranchers from separate operations who are working together ($18,000 maximum), and group grants for three or more farmers/ranchers from separate operations who are working together ($27,000 maximum). NCR-SARE expects to fund about 50 projects in the twelve-state North Central region with this call. A total of approximately $720,000 is available for this program for 2021.

NCR-SARE is accepting online submissions for the Farmer Rancher Grant Program. More information about the online submission system can be found in the call for proposals; find the call for proposals online. Tutorials for using the online application system are available as well. Visit for everything you need to know about NCR-SARE’s Farmer Rancher Grant Program.

You can find more information about sustainable agriculture online as well.

Each state in SARE’s North Central Region has one or more State Sustainable Agriculture Coordinators who can provide information and assistance to potential grant applicants. Interested applicants can find their State Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator online.

With support from an NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher grant project, an Oneida White Corn Growers Group in Wisconsin set out to build their knowledge about growing white corn, and to learn how to use fish emulsion to fertilize it.

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