NCR-SARE seeks nominations for “NCR-SARE Hero” recognition

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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.

Recommendations received by April 17, 2016 will be considered for the 2016 award. The NCR-SARE Hero award will be announced in July 2016.

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 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. The official nomination form is available on the NCR-SARE website here: http://www.northcentralsare.org/About-Us/Regional-Initiatives/NCR-SARE-Hero-Recognitions-Program. The NCR-SARE Alumni Heroes Committee will review and recommend candidates to the NCR-SARE Administrative Council. Applications received will be kept on file for consideration in future 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.