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Science and Education Resources Development

NIFA's Science and Education Resource Development Unit (SERD) strives for excellence in academic, research, extension, and international programs in the food and agricultural sciences, building coalitions with public and private organizations.

SERD manages a broad portfolio of competitively awarded higher education programs with institutions in the food and agricultural sciences; competitively awarded research, extension, and academic programs for minority-serving institutions; formula-funded research and extension funds for the 1890 land-grant universities; federal facilities grants for the 1890 and 1994 land-grant universities; funds that allow 1862 land-grant universities to support extension and outreach on Indian reservations; a broad range of international programs and projects that leverage the research, education, and cooperative extension expertise of U.S. universities; and the Agriculture in the Classroom Program. In addition, SERD manages the Food and Agricultural Education Information System (FAEIS).

SERD is made up of three distinct, but related, sub-units:



Franlin E. Boteler, Acting Deputy Administrator

All Science and Education Resources Development Staff


Phone: 202-401-2855
Fax: 202-720-3945

Mailing Address:
Science and Education Resources Development
1400 Independence Ave., SW., Stop 2250
Washington, DC 20250-2250

Express Mail:
Science and Education Resources Development
Waterfront Centre
Room 3310
800 9th St., SW.
Washington, DC 20024