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Announcement
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

NIFA Investment in K-14 Agricultural Education Helps Grow the Next Generation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced grants to support public secondary schools, non-profits, community and junior colleges, and four-year colleges and universities to engage K-14 students in the food, agriculture, natural resources, and human (FANH) sciences. These awards, totaling about $841,250, are made through NIFA’s Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants (SPECA) program.

Announcement
Thursday, November 17, 2016

USDA Invests $1.2 Million in Aquaculture Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced four grants totaling $1.2 million to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture in the United States. These awards were made through the Aquaculture Research Program authorized by the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grants Act, administered by NIFA.

Announcement
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Nematode resistance in soybean

A NIFA-funded research team led by Dr. Andrew Bent at the University of Wisconsin uncovered the molecular mechanism of a very widely used soybean trait for cyst nematode resistance.

Announcement
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Extension Educators Receive National Honors for Excellence and Diversity

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Cooperative Extension System, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that Stephen D. Green, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will receive the 2016 Excellence in Extension Award. Green is cited for developing programs proven to increase knowledge of best practices in child care, enhanced opportunities for early childhood professionals and increased involvement by fathers with their children.

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.