Grant program seeks farmer and rancher applicants

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COLUMBUS — 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.

Details

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.

History

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, visit www.sare.org/NCRSARE/prod.htm, or contact Ohio’s SARE coordinators, Mike Hogan at 330-627-4310 or hogan.1@osu.edu, or Alan Sundermeier at 419-354-9050 or sundermeier.5@osu.edu.

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