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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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Mar 282023

Technical Assistance

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) Technical Assistance RFA Q/A Session

As a follow-up to the formal Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) Technical RFA Webinar on March 8… View Event

Mar 282023


Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) Live FAQ (Second)

NIFA staff will hold a second Live FAQ on March 28 to discuss the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (… View Event

Mar 282023


Application Deadline: Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs Phase II

The Small Business Administration (SBA), through the SBIR/STTR Policy Directive, provides policy guidance for these… View Event

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