NCR-SARE recognizes that youth programs are a way to introduce new and exciting farming and ranching options to youth, families, and community members. The Youth Educator program provides opportunities for youth to learn about Sustainable Agriculture (farming and ranching that is ecologically sound, economically viable, and socially responsible). Youth Educator grants support projects by youth educators encouraging youth to try sustainable practices and explore sustainable agriculture as a viable career option.
Youth Educator Grants are competitive grants for educators to provide programming on sustainable agriculture for youth. Projects should help youth discover that sustainable farming and ranching is profitable; good for families, communities, and their quality of life; and good for the environment long term.
For sample project ideas, see the following link: https://www.sare.org/wp-content/uploads/2024-YED-CFP-FINAL-PDF.pdf#page=4
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