Archived Content

In an effort to keep current, the archive contains outdated information that may not reflect current policy or programs.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Passing of Dr. George E. Cooper

We have lost a great champion for the nation’s historically black colleges and a leader in the realm of animal husbandry and nutrition.

Friday, July 17, 2015

FY 2016 Capacity Funds Request for Applications Update

Based in part on stakeholder feedback, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) examined its processes to look for better ways to serve its community. As a result, NIFA has been and is releasing Request For Applications (RFA) for most of the FY 2016 Capacity funding programs during late June through mid-July 2015.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Training the next generation of watershed managers to fight drought

NIFA is partnering with land-grant universities, minority-serving institutions, federal agencies, and other organizations to get qualified students out of their classrooms and into the field where they can pick up real, hands-on experience in natural resource protection.

Friday, July 10, 2015

GoFarm Hawai'i becomes Hawaii's premier beginning farmer development program

After three years, GoFarm Hawai'i has become Hawaii’s premier beginning farmer development program. While the growth and progress of the GoFarm Hawaii program has been impressive, it is the new farmers this young program has already produced that is the most promising for Hawaii’s agricultural future.