NCR-SARE looking for heroes

Farm Forum

To bring awareness of, recognize, and pay tribute to those who have made significant contributions to sustainable agriculture in the North Central region, the North Central Region – Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) is accepting nominations for the “NCR-SARE Hero” recognition.

Coordinated by the NCR-SARE Alumni Organization, the award will recognize the leadership, vision, contributions, and impact that these heroes have made in the field of sustainable agriculture in the region. The NCR-SARE Hero Award recognizes individuals who have:

• Provided service to NCR-SARE, sustainability, and/or national SARE.

• Shown leadership in sustainable agriculture locally and regionally.

• Made lasting impacts to sustainability in the North Central region.

Nominations for the NCR-SARE Hero Award may be submitted by anyone. An official nomination form is available on the NCR-SARE website here: A nomination form must be included with a nomination. Nominations must be submitted by May 9, 2014 for 2014 consideration. The NCR-SARE Alumni Heroes Committee will review and recommend candidates to the NCR-SARE Administrative Council. Applications received will be maintained on file NCR-SARE and maintained for consideration in additional years.

NCR-SARE is one of four regional offices that run the SARE program, a nationwide grants and education program to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture. Since 1988, NCR-SARE has helped advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program. The program, part of USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture, funds projects and conducts outreach designed to improve agricultural systems.