Nominations sought for NCR-SARE Hero recognition

NCR-SARE
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 the end of the day on April 1 will be considered for the 2018 recognition. The NCR-SARE Hero recognition will be announced in July 2018.

Coordinated by the NCR-SARE Alumni Organization, the recognition will acknowledge 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 (living or deceased) 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 may be submitted by anyone. The official nomination form is available on the NCR-SARE website: http://bit.ly/2FaKyeO. The NCR-SARE Alumni Heroes Committee will review and recommend candidates to the NCR-SARE Administrative Council. Applications received will be kept on file and retained for future consideration.

NCR-SARE is one of four regional offices that administer 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.