The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) announced Thursday that it is accepting proposals for $720,000 worth of Farmer Rancher Sustainable Agriculture grants in several Midwestern states.

Producers from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin can submit proposals online to fund sustainable agriculture projects on their farm or ranch, according to a release. Project proposals are due Dec. 3 and should “show how farmers and ranchers plan to use their own innovative ideas to explore sustainable agriculture options and how they will share project results.”

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Individuals can receive a maximum of $9,000 for their projects, while teams of two producers from separate operations can received a maximum of $18,000. Groups of three or more can get up $27,000.

The sustainable agriculture grants and education program in the North Central Region was first created in 1988. About 50 projects in the North Central Region are expected to be funded through the program.

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