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SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Webinar Set

Visitors tour a 2016 SARE project in North Dakota. (NDSU photo) Visitors tour a 2016 SARE project in North Dakota. (NDSU photo)
Learn how to apply for a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grant.

Farmers and ranchers will have an opportunity Oct. 17 to learn how to apply for a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant to help them improve their operation.

North Central Region-SARE (NCR-SARE) and Lincoln University (Jefferson City, Mo.) Cooperative Extension are holding a webinar from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Central time that will show farmers and ranchers how to write a strong grant proposal and create a project budget, and where to get help.

“The SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program webinar will be a good way for farmers and ranchers to learn how to apply for funding so they can do on-farm research, demonstrations or educational projects to find sustainable solutions to a problem,” says Karl Hoppe, the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s area livestock systems specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center. He also is co-coordinator for NCR-SARE in North Dakota.

The SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Program is a competitive funding program. Producers have received SARE grants for a number of issues, including pest and disease management, crop and livestock production, networking, marketing, soil health and energy.

Individuals can receive up to $7,500, teams of two people can receive up to $15,000 and groups of more than two people can receive up to $22,500. The projects can last up to two years. SARE funds about 40 projects each year.

Join the webinar at Webinar organizers recommend that those planning to participate go to to install the software and test their browser prior to the start of the webinar. Anyone with technical problems can contact Haley Myers at or 573-289-6277 prior to the meeting. Also, WebEx technical support is available 24 hours a day at 1-866-229-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) for assistance with setup or connection issues.

The webinar will use a telephone-based audio feed, so call in toll-free at 866-865-2157. The conference phone line code is 7581918946.

For more information about NCR-SARE or the Farmer Rancher Grant Program, contact Hoppe at 701-652-2951 or, or Bill Hodous, agriculture and natural resources agent in NDSU Extension’s Ramsey County office and North Dakota’s other NCR-SARE coordinator, at 701-662-7027 or

NDSU Agriculture Communication - Oct. 4, 2017

Source:Karl Hoppe, 701-652-2951,
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391,
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