Mary Dunn, a Wisconsin dairy farmer, suffers from severe arthritis and many other physical obstacles. An infection resulted in her right leg being amputated below the knee, and her left foot had to be fused to her leg at the ankle. Thanks to Wisconsin AgrAbility, funded by NIFA, Dunn was able to acquire essential assistive technologies to keep her in business. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.
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A Small Business Innovation Research program grantee, Stony Creek Colors, located in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, has found a more efficient way to produce natural indigo dyes using the indigo plant, which avoids the environmental contamination that results from synthetic dyes and also creates jobs in America.
The North Dakota State Extension Service’s mentoring program, “4-H Youth and Families with Promise,“ is an evidenced-based program designed to strengthen academic and social skills using activities related to mentorship, leadership, community service and group project work. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.
University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service agents offered more than 20 workshops in seven communities that addressed radon prevention, testing and mitigation, and kits were made available statewide for radon testing. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.
A Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from NIFA is supporting a small company in Wise, Virginia, Micronic Technologies, to pursue commercialization of its new technology to treat unsafe well water to the point where the water meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clean drinking water safety standards. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.