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, this 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, and
- 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. 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. Recommendations received by the end of the day on March 31, 2017 will be considered for the 2017 recognition. The NCR-SARE Hero recognition will be announced in July 2017.
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.