Farming and Ranching
Successful operation of farms and ranches requires business management skills, ongoing training and education, and safety awareness.
America’s prosperity is inseparably linked to the health of our environment. A healthy environment is an essential component of the quality of life of humans and all living organisms.
Air, water and soil are fundamental components of life, so abundant that people may take their existence for granted.
To address the complex challenges of the 21st Century, resources are needed to improve scientific and agricultural literacy; and to recruit and train a skilled workforce.
Plants are diverse organisms, differing in size and shape and ranging from single cells such as algae to complex organisms such as trees.
Scientists are developing advanced technologies to meet the complex agricultural challenges faced by the United States and throughout the world.
Business and Economics
Market forces impact the agricultural sector of the economy and require producers to stay on the cutting edge of technology to remain viable.
Raising livestock and producing animal products is a multi-billion-dollar-per-year industry and a significant segment of U.S. agriculture. Research, education...
The United States continues to address the ongoing challenge of ensuring that the public has access to safe, high-quality food at reasonable prices.
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) provides leadership and funding for programs that advance agriculture-related sciences. We invest in and support initiatives that ensure the long-term viability of agriculture. NIFA applies an integrated approach to ensure that groundbreaking discoveries in agriculture-related sciences and technologies reach the people who can put them into practice.
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