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NIFA is organized into the Institutes of Bioenergy, Climate and Environment; Food Production and Sustainability; Food Safety and Nutrition; Youth, Family, and Community.

Below are NIFA Institutes, and the associated Divisions, Division Directors (or Acting Division Directors), National Program Leaders (NPL), and National Science Liaisons (NSL).

Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment

Division of Bioenergy

Division of Environmental Systems

Division of Global Climate Change


Institute of Food Production and Sustainability

Division of Agricultural Systems

Division of Animal Systems

Division of Plant Systems-Production

Division of Plant Systems-Protection


Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition

Division of Food Safety

Division of Nutrition


Institute of Youth, Family, and Community

Division of Community and Education

Division of Family and Consumer Sciences

Division of Youth and 4-H


National Science Liaison Team

Supports the agency’s national research, education, and extension portfolio; advance NIFA programs; and serve as expert resources in Washington, D.C.

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