The 2018 North Central Region – Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Grant Opportunities

Farmer Rancher Program

Farmers and ranchers are invited to submit grant proposals to explore sustainable agriculture solutions to problems on the farm or ranch. 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). Projects may last up to 24 months. Interested applicants can find the call for proposals online as well as useful information for completing a proposal at Proposals are due on December 7, 2017 at 4 p.m. CST.

Partnership Program

The Partnership Grant program is intended to foster cooperation between agriculture professionals and three or more farmers or ranchers to catalyze on-farm research, demonstration, and education activities related to sustainable agriculture. Partnership Grants are funded for up to 24 months. Up to $30,000 total funding request per application is allowed. The deadline for Partnership Program proposals is October 26, 2017 at 4pm CDT. Interested applicants can find the call for proposals online

If you have questions about the programs, please contact Roy Ballard, Purdue Extension Educator, ANR Hancock County and Indiana SARE Coordinator- by calling (317) 462-1113 or by e-mail at Please contact Roy if you 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.

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