The 2017 North Central Region – Sustainable Agriculture Research Calls for Proposals are Now Open

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), team of two 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 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 proposals.

Interested applicants can find the call for proposals online as well as useful information for completing a proposal at http://www.northcentralsare.org/Grants/Our-Grant-Programs/Farmer-Rancher-Grant-Program You can find more information about sustainable agriculture at http://www.sare.org/.

Proposals are due on December 8, 2016 at 4 P.M. CST.

If you have questions about the Farmer Rancher grant program or just want to discuss a project that you might have in mind I am always happy to discuss these with you at your convenience. Feel free to contact me – Roy Ballard, Purdue Extension Educator, ANR Hancock County and Indiana SARE Coordinator- by calling (317) 462-1113 or by e-mail at rballard@purdue.edu .

Potential applicants should also contact me if they need a hard copy or an email version of the call for proposals. Revisions are made to calls for proposals each year, which means it is crucial to use the most recent call for proposals and application.

I will be scheduling a FREE webinar to discuss this grant and others in more detail in the next month. Please know if you would like to participate.

 

 

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