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Breeding plants for local tastes and conditions

These plant breeding projects draw on the resources and expertise of growers, private sector plant breeders, germplasm conservators, and many other stakeholders to improve crop performance in organic systems.


NIFA Director Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy presents "Extension in the 21st Century"

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture invites you to join Director Sonny Ramaswamy at an event celebrating 100 years of Cooperative Extension in the United States. Dr. Ramaswamy will present his vision for "Extension in the 21st Century" at an event on September 10 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (EST) at USDA’s Whitten Building.


NIFA Director encourages participation in "Safety Stand-Down"

USDA encourages all state, public, university or private laboratories with which we partner to participate in a Safety Stand Down period. Promoting safe and secure practices in laboratory facilities protects workers and the public, and prevents potential damage to plant and animal health.