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Workforce Development

Prosperity for sustainable and secure communities will always be a matter of public interest.

NIFA helps build rural and community prosperity through research, education, and extension, in collaboration with the Regional Rural Development Centers, their many partners in the land-grant university system, and in communities across the country. NIFA promotes workforce development and employability through national program leadership, funding for integrated research, education, and extension activities, and strategic partnerships and collaborations.

Such efforts help provide workers and entrepreneurs with the skills and training necessary to meet the evolving needs of rural businesses, communities and new markets, thus enhancing a region's economic stability and prosperity.

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