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Announcement
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

NIFA Introduces New Vision for Data Science in Agriculture

On Oct. 10, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) convened a summit to identify the frontiers and future of data in agriculture and build on existing U.S. government-wide efforts and investments in big data.

Announcement
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

NIFA Seeks Research Topics from Commodity Boards for FY 2017 AFRI Program

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is reaching out to eligible national and state commodity boards, and marketing orders to propose topics for research under its FY2017 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) competitive grants program.

Announcement
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Cooperative extension programs help farmers stay in business

May 8 marks the 102nd anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, which established the Cooperative Extension System, a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the land-grant universities.