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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
Thursday, June 23, 2016

University of DC’s Rooftop Garden hosts celebration of Pollinator Week

A garden in the sky. That’s the best way to describe the Green Roof, a rooftop garden at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), the nation’s only urban land-grant university. This living laboratory is one of the latest features at UDC’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), which is also home to the Center for 4-H & Youth Development. 4-H is the nation’s premiere youth development program, managed by National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Announcement
Thursday, May 26, 2016

USDA-NSF Announce Competition to Help Small Businesses Achieve Economic Success

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced the availability of $200,000 in prize funding to provide entrepreneurship training to small businesses through the Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (I-FAST) pilot program.

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.