NCR-SARE’s Professional Development Program (PDP) provides funds for projects that provide sustainable agriculture training to agricultural professionals and educators in Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), other governmental agencies, and educators in the profit and non-profit sector serving the food and fiber system.
Projects can be up to three years in duration, and funding level is capped at $90,000 for each project, but projects requesting less than full amount are encouraged. Approximately $900,000 will be available for funding projects.
Graduate students enrolled at colleges or universities in the North Central region can submit proposals for up to $15,000 to fund sustainable agriculture projects that will be part of their educational programs. NCR-SARE expects to fund about 20 projects in the twelve-state North Central Region.
For more information visit the North Central SARE website.