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NIFA Invests $7.3 Million to Increase Food and Agriculture Educational Workforce (A7501)

The Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy program area in the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s Education and Workforce Development program seeks to increase the number of K-14 educational professionals trained in the food and agricultural sciences. Participants — ranging from teachers to counselors and administrators) are expected to develop and apply skills necessary for integrating food and agricultural science concepts in their classes; explore the opportunities available in food and agricultural science career paths; and/or forge mentorships with professional and business leaders, and faculty at four-year institutions.

Total Awards: 16 awards (all awarded)
Total Funding: $7,312,000
Program: AFRI Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy (A7501)
CRIS Link:
NPL: Kellyann Jones-Jamtgaard

2022 Awardees:

  • Center for Getting Things Started
  • Clemson University
  • Dordt University
  • Drexel University
  • Edible Schoolyard NYC
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • New Mexico State University
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • University of Puerto Rico-Utuado
  • University System of New Hampshire
  • Utah State University
Farm Bill Priority Areas
Plant health, production, and products
Agriculture economics and rural communities
U.S. States and Territories
New Hampshire
New Mexico
North Carolina
Puerto Rico
South Carolina

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