Eight individuals recently received grant money from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.
Suzanne Zipperer of Milwaukee was recommended to receive a $7,150 grant for the project "The In-Ground Greenhouse Provides An Energy Efficient Way To Extend The Growing Season In Wisconsin."
Roy Landskron of Bluegill Heaven in Shiocton was recommended to receive a $13,746 grant for the project "Increase Sustainability on Fish Farms with the Development of Value Added Products from Fish and Fish Waste."
Christine Kocourek of Floppy Ear Farm, LLC in Reedsville was recommended to receive a $1,370 grant for the project "Constructing a Goat Proof Natural Hedge Fence."
Elise Hallock of Amuse Bouche at Cider Hill Farm in Neenah was recommended to receive a $7,154 grant for the project "Leveraging the Power of Social Media and Mobile Point of Sales Systems at the Oshkosh Farmers Market."
James Stute of East Troy was recommended to receive a $7,354 grant for the project "Evaluation of Oilseed Radish Biomass Management As A Control Strategy For Pests In No-Till Corn."
Thomas Parslow of Madison Area Food Pantry Gardens, Inc. in Madison was recommended to receive a $7,460 grant for the project "Determine the Feasibility Of Growing And Processing Organic Grains For The Needy of the Dane County, Wisconsin."
Cherrie Nolden of 1dr Acres Farm in Prairie du Sac was recommended to receive a $7,494 grant for the project "Portable Cold-weather Goat Shelter Development and Testing."
These grants were awarded as part of NCR-SARE's Farmer Rancher Grant Program, which is a competitive grants program for farmers and ranchers who want to explore sustainable solutions to problems through on-farm research, demonstration and education projects.
Jennica Skoug of Community GroundWorks in Madison was recommended to receive a $2,000 grant for the project "Youth Beekeeping & Entrepreneurship - Building a National Model."
This grant was awarded as part of NCR-SARE's Youth Educator Grant Program, which supports educators who seek to provide programming on sustainable agriculture for youth.
NCR-SARE administers each of its grant programs, each with specific priorities, audiences and timelines. The focus for each of the NCR-SARE grant programs is on research and education.