The Partnership Grant program funded by the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) program is intended to foster cooperation between agriculture professionals and small groups of farmers and ranchers to catalyze on-farm research, demonstration, and education activities related to sustainable agriculture. The "partnership" aspect refers to an agriculture professional partnering with three independent farming enterprises, working together to solve a problem.
Examples of appropriate projects include on-farm testing of cropping system strategies or grazing systems, cooperative efforts to develop new marketing approaches, investigations into new approaches to processing and/or adding value to sustainably produced farm products, food sovereignty, and projects that lead to resilient agricultural systems.
Typically, three or more farmers or ranchers are expected to be substantially involved in development and implementation of the project.
NCR-SARE has a strong commitment to diversity. Proposals that involve farmers or ranchers from historically-underserved populations are encouraged. NCR-SARE also encourages projects that address how the work affects quality of life or other social aspects of sustainability.
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