Kristine Jepsen shown with her husband, Ryan, and daughter.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->
Kristine Jepsen shown with her husband, Ryan, and daughter.

Kristine Jepsen in Dorchester, Iowa, has recently been recommended to receive a $22,260 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) for the project "Grass-Fed Beef Nutritional Analysis for Consumer Education and Labeling".

Jepsen's SARE project will fund nutritional assays of 100 percent grass-fed beef from three established producer locations for consumer education and USDA muscle meat labeling, helping to substantiate claims associated with grass-fed beef and assisting consumers in differentiating grass-fed beef in the marketplace.

This grant was awarded as part of NCR-SARE's Farmer Rancher Grant Program, which is a competitive grants program for farmers and ranchers who want to explore sustainable solutions to problems through on-farm research, demonstration and education projects.

Funding considerations are made based on how well the applicant articulates the nature of the research and education components of their sustainable agriculture grant proposals.

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