Illinois SARE Grants

North Central Region SARE Grants

Sustainable Food, Fuel and Fiber

Contact Information:

Doug Gucker
3351 N. President Howard Brown Blvd.
Decatur, IL 62521

North Central Region SARE Professional Development Program

Travel Scholarship Application

Please Note: If you are selected for a SARE travel scholarship you will be asked to complete a survey immediately after the conference/event. You will also be asked, 6-12 months after the conference/event on how (client questions, newsletters, field days, etc.) you used the information in your work and the number of farmers/educators with whom you shared the information.

Fields marked with a * are required.

Applicant Information


*Phone Number

*E-mail Address




*Zip Code


Percent of Time Working with Farmers


Years in Position

Specialty Area

Have you received a SARE travel scholarship in the past two years?
   Yes    No


Conference/Event Information

*Name of Conference/Event




Web Address


Estimated Cost of Travel



Registration Fees









Mileage (miles x $0.51)


Total Cost of Participation


Total Money Requested from SARE



Application Questions

1. Please rate your current knowledge level on this topic:
  No knowledge
  Beginner -- Some knowledge but not enough to teach or answer most technical questions.
  Knowledgeable -- can provide some technical information on the topic but could know more.
  Expert -- confident of your abilities to provide technical advice and teach on this topic.

2. What do you expect to learn from this conference or event?

3. How do you plan to use this new information in your work? Check all that are applicable.
  Answer client questions
  Individual Consultation
  Develop new contacts and partners for work
  Incorporate new ideas and information into regular programming
  Develop Special Programming on this topic
  Use in newsletters, newspaper columns, or radio shows

4. Any other comments