Monday, April 7, 2008

14 Youth Grants for 2008

BROOKINGS -- The Dakota Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is offering 14 youth grants for 2008.


The grants of up to $250 each are available to young people ages 8 to 18 who wish to carry out projects about sustainability in agriculture.

The application deadline is April 23. For information, call Frank Kutka at 701-483-2348, ext. 113, or e-mail him at frank.kutka@ndsu.edu.

"The purpose of these grants is to provide opportunities in the Dakotas for young people to learn more about sustainable agriculture," said Kutka, North and South Dakota SARE state coordinator based at NDSU's Dickinson Research Extension Center. "Youth will design and carry out their own projects, then report the results to the public," South Dakota students developed a number of strong projects last year, from meat goat production to growing raspberries."

An application for the grant is available at this link: http://agbiocom.sdstate.edu/YouthGrants08.pdf. Or ask for it at your county Extension office.

The Dakota SARE Web site also has a link to the form at their Web site. Visit www.dakotasare.info and then click on the "programs/forms" link. Scroll down on this page to find the forms and more information on the program. It is listed under the USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Youth Grants for the Dakotas heading. It includes examples of past awards and projects.

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