The CYFAR annual report highlights the impacts of CYFAR Sustainable Communities Projects funded by NIFA.
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On Oct. 10, 2016, 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. The summit featured distinguished leaders in the fields of data science and agriculture and engaged a diverse array of stakeholders to identify new opportunities for data science in agriculture. At this summit, NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy announced a new initiative, Food and Agriculture Cyberinformatics and Tools (FACT), designed to develop data-driven solutions for addressing complex problems facing agriculture today. “Data, technology, and approaches that integrate individual and societal considerations are essential to meeting this challenge,” said Dr. Ramaswamy in his welcome address. “To achieve this, NIFA envisions a future for agriculture that is connected, data-driven, personalized, and sustainable.”
The final agenda and biographies for the Data Science in Agriculture Summit.
This annual report highlights the amazing work undertaken by our grantees in the areas of research, education, and extension in 2015.
Dr. Jodi Williams, Dr. Mervalin Morant, and Dr. Deirdra Chester presented a grantsmanship webinar titled “2016 AFRI Foundational and Challenge Area Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health Programs” on 30 June 2016. This seminar has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 1.0 Continuing Professional Education Unit (CEU).*