Cara Martin of Marion was awarded a $400 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program for the project “Little Horses/Big World Sustainable Agriculture.”


Cara Martin of Marion was awarded a $400 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program for the project “Little Horses/Big World Sustainable Agriculture.”

This grant was awarded as part of NCR-SARE's Youth Grant Program.

The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program began a competitive grants program exclusively to fund grants for youth striving for agricultural sustainability.

Today NCR-SARE has made public the youth whose projects recently were recommended for funding as through the Farmer Rancher Grant Program. Thirty projects have been selected this year for funding in the region.

These are grants for up to $400 are for on-farm research, demonstration or education projects by youth ages 8 through 21. Research and demonstration projects are for hands-on efforts to explore sustainable agriculture issues and practices. Education projects can involve teaching others about sustainable agriculture or attending a sustainable agriculture conference, workshop or camp.