Creech receives sustainable agriculture grant

Cody Creech
Cody Creech with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Scottsbluff, Nebraska has recently been selected to receive a $40,000 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) for the project, "Developing Winter Barley as an Alternative Crop to Capture an Emerging Market and Increase Diversification and Sustainability."
May 17, 2021

Lincoln, Neb. —Cody Creech with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Scottsbluff, Nebraska has recently been selected to receive a $40,000 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) for the project, "Developing Winter Barley as an Alternative Crop to Capture an Emerging Market and Increase Diversification and Sustainability."

"This project will evaluate feasibility of winter barley production under rainfed conditions in the High Plains. Experiments will be conducted to identify suitable varieties, populations, and fertility requirements to meet yield expectations of farmers and grain quality parameters of the grain purchaser," said Creech.

This grant was awarded as part of NCR-SARE's Partnership Grant Program. For the 2021 Partnership Grant Program, NCR-SARE awarded more than $638,000 to 16 projects, including Creech's. The Partnership Grant Program is intended to foster cooperation between agriculture professionals and small groups of farmers and ranchers to catalyze on-farm research, demonstration, and education activities related to sustainable agriculture. Learn more about the NCR-SARE Partnership Grant Program online at http://www.northcentralsare.org/Grants/Our-Grant-Programs/Partnership-Grant-Program