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SARE Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

October 12, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is now accepting grant applications from farmers and ranchers interested in promoting sustainability on their farms.


Grants of $6,000 for individual farmers and $18,000 for groups of three or more are awarded to farmers and ranchers for initiating agricultural sustainability practices on their farm, protecting natural resources, enhancing communities, exploring innovative marketing, and boosting profitability.

Beginning farmers and youth may also apply. Projects should emphasize research or education/demonstration.

The deadline for proposals is Dec. 2.

The North Central Region SARE program began in 1992 and has funded more than 680 grants worth more than $4.3 million.

To learn more, log on to, or contact Ohio's SARE coordinators Mike Hogan at 330-627-4310 or, or Alan Sundermeier at 419-354-9050 or


Candace Pollock
Alan Sundermeier, Mike Hogan