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Announcement
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Cooperative extension programs help farmers stay in business

May 8 marks the 102nd anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, which established the Cooperative Extension System, a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the land-grant universities.

Blog
Thursday, March 24, 2016

NIFA Helps Chart National Course for Healthy Nutrition

Since the economic downturn of 2008, sufficient access to healthy foods has been a serious problem for many Americans. As a result, more than 17 million households confront hunger throughout the year while more than 12 million children are obese.