Apply for sustainable ag grants for grad students and youth educators by Jan. 30

The USDA’s North Central Region (NCR) Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has grants available for graduate students and youth educators. The NCR-SARE program supports and promotes sustainable farming and ranching.

Graduate Student Grants
These grants are for graduate student projects lasting up to three years. Projects must benefit agriculture in the North Central Region. $10,000 maximum. Deadline: January 28, 2009.

For more information about the Graduate Student Grant Program contact NCR-SARE Graduate Student Grant Program Coordinator, Bill Wilcke at 612-625-8205 or Information is also available online at

Youth Educator Grants
These grants are awarded to educators to provide programming on sustainable agriculture for youth $2,000 maximum. Deadline: January 30, 2009.

For more information, about the Youth Grant Program contact NCR-SARE Associate Regional Coordinator, Joan Benjamin at 404-472-0809, or 1-800-529-1342, or