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North Central SARE Program

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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 cvnghgrn@uiuc.edu
      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
                                          info@farrms.org;
                                          www.farrms.org.

								
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