Wisconsin agricultural educators can apply for a SARE mini-grant

Do you have a sustainable agriculture project in mind that just needs a little funding to get off the ground?  The Wisconsin SARE Program mini-grant program may be your answer. The deadline to apply for this cycle of mini-grants is February 10th, 2017.  You can find the application form and information about the mini-grants at  […]

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Silvopasture walk

The Lancaster Agricultural Research Station will host a pasture walk of its newly established silvopasture trial on Thursday, September 29th, from 10:00am to noon. Silvopasture is the intentional, intensively managed integration of grazing with trees.  Summer 2016 was the pilot season for a multi-year trial of silvopasture created by thinning an existing woodlot on the research […]

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SARE announces Calls for Proposals for 4 grant programs

The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program has released Calls for Proposals for four different grant programs: The 2017 Farmer Rancher Call for Proposals is now available. Proposals are due December 8, 2016. Word | PDF The 2017 Research and Education Call for Preproposals is now available. Preproposals are due October 20, 2016. Word | PDF The 2017 Partnership Call for Proposals is now […]

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SARE Funds Four Sustainable Agriculture Projects in Wisconsin

The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) Program has awarded four new sustainable agriculture Research and Education grants in Wisconsin. Michael Bell at the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems has recently been selected to receive a $199,246 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) […]

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Six Wisconsin Farmers Receive Grants for Sustainable Agriculture Projects

Six Wisconsin farmers have been awarded SARE grants for 2016. Michael Foster of Wilderness Springs Inc/ The Trout Farm LLC in New London, WI was recommended to receive a $15,000 grant for the project, “Remodeling an Operating Cold Water Trout Farm into a Combination Cold /Cool Water Fish Farm.” Katie Hancock of Cable Community Farm in Cable, WI was recommended to receive a $7,500 grant for the project, “Investigating the Relative Effectiveness of […]

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SARE announces Call for Proposals for Graduate Student Grants and Professional Development Grants

The 2016 Graduate Student Grant Program call for proposals is now available. Proposals are due by 4pm CDT, April 14, 2016  (download Word | PDF) The 2016 Professional Development Program call for proposals is now available. Proposals are due by 4pm CDT, April 6, 2016  (download Word | PDF) Timelines for NCR-SARE’s grant programs can be found here. Sample calls for proposals and lists […]

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Wisconsin farmers receive sustainable agriculture grants

  The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR SARE) awarded seven Wisconsin farmers grants ranging from $921 to $20,526 for sustainable agriculture projects in 2015.   Wisconsin also received NCR SARE grants for four partnership projects where researchers and educators will work with farmers on various aspects of cover cropping and integrating […]

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SARE Grants

North Central SARE has several open calls for proposals. Preproposals for the 2016 Research and Education Grant Program are due October 22, 2015. Word | PDF Proposals for the 2016 Partnership Grant Program are due October 29, 2015. Word | PDF Proposals for the 2016 Youth Educator Grant Program are due November 12, 2015. Word| PDF Proposals for the 2016 Farmer Rancher Grant […]

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SARE Grants Presentation with Q&A

The USDA SARE program is currently funded at $22.7 million per year nationally, and since 1988, has funded over $6 million to Wisconsin.  Currently, there are open calls for SARE proposals for the Research and Education Grant (due October 22, 2015), the Partnership Grant (due October 29, 2015), the Youth Educator Grant (due November 12, 2015), […]

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UW Organic Field Day at Arlington Ag Research Station

Tour over 70 acres of certified organic land and view presentations about vegetable variety trials, pastures, cropping systems and cover crops, with a special emphasis on no-till systems. September 2nd from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Arlington Ag Research Station, N695 Hopkins Road in Arlington. RSVP to emsilva@wisc.edu; lunch will be available for $10.

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