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Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Mentoring Program Strengthens Academic and Social Skills

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.

Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Alaskan Residents Receive Radon Testing and Mitigation Education Through Workshops

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.

Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Research Grant Supports Small Company to Treat Unsafe Well Water

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.

Announcement
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

SmartScape Allows Users to Make Hypothetical Changes to Agricultural Landscapes

The University of Wisconsin-Madison created SmartScape, a web-based application that allows users to make hypothetical changes to agricultural landscapes, and see what effect these changes have on a variety of important goods and services. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.