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Women in Agriculture April 1-2, 2008 Oklahoma City, OK Cheryl Simmons, USDA-NRCS Central National Technology Support Center Member, North Central Administrative Council Cheryl.Simmons@ftw.usda.gov 817-509-3314 U of Minnesota – St Paul Bill Wilcke, Regional Coordinator &R&E Grant Program Manager NCR-SARE Mission: Strengthen rural communities, increase farmer/rancher profitability, and improve the environment by supporting research and education. SARE Program Funds come from annual appropriations from Congress Federal fiscal year; funds usually appropriated part way through the year National SARE office & CSREES keep some funds; rest divided among four regions NCR gets $3 to $4 million per yr Four NCR grant programs plus smaller grant programs plus support budget http://www.sare.org/ Farmer Rancher Grant (FRG) Program Joan Benjamin Program Coordinator, University of Nebraska 2007 Report Grants for up to $6,000 for individual farmers; up to $18,000 for groups of 3 or more farmers Can be research or demonstration projects Proposals due in December -Funds available early Spring Fund about 50 grants per yr -Require support letter from community contact FRG Projects Per Category – 656 Total Through 2005 0% 4% Other 3% 5% AGROFORESTRY 0% 10% ANIMAL PRODUCTION 1% 3% AQUACULTURE 5% BEES CROP PRODUCTION DISEASE / PEST MANAGEMENT 21% 16% ECONOMICS / MARKETING EDUCATION ENERGY LIVESTOCK 4% 2% NATURAL RESOURCES 1% QUALITY OF LIFE WASTE MANAGEMENT 25% WEED CONTROL/MANAGEMENT Professional Development Program (PDP) Paula Ford Professional Development Program Coordinator, Kansas State University 2007 Report Grants for up to $75,000 Specific priority areas listed in CFP Multi-state work encouraged Grants go primarily to organizations Preproposals due in March 2006 Fund 2 to 8 grants per yr Research & Education (R&E) Program Excerpts 2007 Report Grants for up to $150,000 for up to 3 yrs Can be research or education projects Grants go primarily to organizations Preproposals due in June Invited full proposals due in October Fund 12 to 15 grants per yr Graduate Student Grant Program Grants for up to $10,000 Currently enrolled graduate students must write proposal and lead work on project Proposals due in January Fund 12 to 16 grants per yr Bill Wilcke, Regional Coordinator & Grad Student Program Manager 2007 Report http://www.sare.org/publications/index.htm What is SAN? Now, SARE Outreach Sustainable Ag Network Titles from the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) Farm Beginnings A program of Land Stewardship Project Information provided by Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant firstname.lastname@example.org What Is Farm Beginnings? A community-based initiative of the Land Stewardship Project that takes a farmer-to- farmer approach toward preparing a new generation of farmers. Provides education, support and equity-building opportunities for beginning and transitioning farmers. Mark and Wendy Lange W. MN ‘02-’03 Cultivating New Farmers Farm Beginnings….. Provides essential information and firsthand knowledge Helps participants develop a solid business plan Connection to a support network and other like Audrey Arner and Dan French teaching minded farmers whole farm planning. Opens doors to financing It is all brought to life in the final chapter of the course….On-Farm Education One-on-One Mentoring and Farm Tours and Skill Sessions Illinois Farm Beginnings Farm Beginnings® Two locations – Two Organic Farming 101 Approaches Foundation for Central Illinois Farm Agricultural and Rural Beginnings Resources Management and Stateline Farm Beginnings Sustainability www.illinoisfarmbeginnings.org (FARRMS) Contact Britt Jacobson at 701-486-3569 or email@example.com; www.farrms.org.
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