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North Central Region SARE Seeks Regional Coordinator

March 29, 2012

The University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) has announced it is seeking a  Regional Director of the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) program.  Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), NCR-SARE houses two main programs: the Research and Education Program (R&E) and the Professional Development Program (PDP).

The Regional Director oversees the program’s $4 million budget and a staff of approximately 8 people. He or she will report to the Director of the MN Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES).  This  12-month annually renewable academic professional and administrative (P&A) appointment requires a master’s degree and provides full benefits.

For more information about this position, qualifications and to apply online, click visit the University of Minnesota Employment Opportunities website.

The SARE Program, created by the 1985 and 1990 farm bills and administered by the National Institute of Food Agriculture (NIFA), has long been the flagship research program for sustainable agriculture at USDA.  The program’s strength is based in part on unique features of cost-effective and equitable regional administration combined with strong farmer participation, practical, outcome- oriented research results, and top-rated customer service and public outreach.  SARE projects involve farmers and ranchers directly in research as the primary investigator in small producer grants and often as cooperators in larger research and education grants.  In addition, SARE’s Professional Development Program grants provide information and training on sustainable systems to a wide array of USDA personnel, extension agents, and others who provide technical assistance to farmers and ranchers.

The North Central region includes OH, IN, IL, IA, MI, WI, MN, ND, SD, NE, KS, and MO.

Categories: Research, Education & Extension

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