NIFA Honors Veterans and Military Service Members on Memorial Day and Every Day
May 26, 2023
USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) supports military members, veterans and their families through work initiatives and a variety of programs and services. In May, NIFA honors Memorial Day and Mental Health…
Growing Hawaii’s New Farmers
May 25, 2023
Hawaii imports about 85-90% of its food, making it vulnerable to food supply disruptions. Additionally, the state struggles with an aging farmer population and lack of farm labor. As USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture …
State of Success: National Wyoming Day
May 24, 2023
To celebrate National Wyoming Day on May 24, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is highlighting the innovative NIFA-funded research conducted by University of Wyoming’s (UW) Agricultural Experiment Station. …
NIFA Helps Veterinary Medical Students Repay Loans
May 22, 2023
In 2022, 89 food animal veterinary practitioners from 29 American Veterinary Medical Association accredited Colleges of Veterinary Medicine received nearly $9 million in loan repayment benefits from USDA’s National Institute of Food and…
On World Bee Day, Celebrate NIFA-Funded Native American Pollinator Projects
May 19, 2023
Bees and other pollinators are fundamental for the health of ecosystems and food security. They help maintain biodiversity and ensure the production of nutritious food. Learn about how Native American farmers, ranchers and youth are…
Land-grant Universities Support the ‘Queen of Forages’
May 17, 2023
Several Land-grant Universities conduct research and Extension projects with funding from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) that supports the nation’s alfalfa industry. Learn more about some of these projects,…
State of Success: National Washington Day
May 11, 2023
To celebrate National Washington Day on May 10, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is highlighting the innovative NIFA-funded research conducted by Washington State University (WSU).
Aquaculture Stakeholders Invited to Attend Listening Sessions
May 10, 2023
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Aquaculture National Program 106 and USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) are hosting a series of listening sessions for…
State of Success: National Montana Day
May 3, 2023
To celebrate National Montana Day on May 3, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is highlighting the innovative NIFA-funded research conducted by Montana State University (MSU).
The Biggest Asset is You
April 27, 2023
The Utah State University (USU) Extension team created an Ag Wellness Team and mental health training program to combat mental health issues among Utah's ranchers and farmers. Their work was supported by Sustainable Agriculture…
Variety Trials Improving Gardens
April 25, 2023
Gardening has always been popular in the United States, but the last few years have brought millions of new people to gardening. According to the National Gardening Association in 2020, 18 million new gardeners joined the hobby. As we…
Engaging Community Volunteers Helps Reduce Food Insecurity in Montana
April 17, 2023
In Montana, one in 10 individuals experience food insecurity and 92% of adults do not meet the vegetable intake recommendations. Growing Together Montana is a collaboration between the Montana State University Extension Nutrition…
NIFA Leadership Visits Louisiana Land-grant Universities
April 10, 2023
Acting NIFA Director Dr. Dionne Toombs recently visited Louisiana’s Land-grant Universities. Dr. Toombs spoke at the Center of Excellence for Nutrition, Health, Wellness and Quality of Life symposium at Southern University.
Celebrating World Health Day Extension Program Efforts
April 7, 2023
Extension programs and other outreach programs at the nation’s Land-grant Universities (LGUs) – supported by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) – are improving the health of individuals across the country.
Living the Farm Dream
April 3, 2023
The nation’s Land-grant Colleges and Universities work through their Extension programs to ensure the nation has a secure and stable food supply and to educate and support farmers and ranchers. The 1890 Land-grant Universities (LGUs)…
NIFA Supported Research Tackles Weedy Problem
March 28, 2023
On National Weed Day, learn about the institutions and universities supported by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture that are developing non-chemical, sustainable weed management practices.
Community Nutrition Programs Improve Healthful Outcomes
March 22, 2023
Community Nutrition Education Programs, a service of the Land-grant University System, use Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) funding to educate and…
NIFA Celebrates National Ag Day
March 21, 2023
March 21 marks the 50th Anniversary of National Ag Day, which will be celebrated in communities and schools across the nation. One of USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) strategic objectives aligns closely with…
What is a Forest?
March 21, 2023
To celebrate International Day of Forests, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture's Dr. Daniel Cassidy, National Program Leader, discusses the role of forests.
Tribal Youth Use ‘Seed Bombs’ to Heal Wildfire-Damaged Lands
March 20, 2023
With funding provided by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program (FRTEP) grant, Extension and tribal partners developed a citizen science project to help youth learn about…
Conversations with #WomenInScience: Amy Ganguli, Ph.D.
March 9, 2023
In celebration of Women’s History Month, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is featuring Dr. Amy Ganguli. Dr. Ganguli serves as a National Program Leader in the Division of Global Climate in the Institute of…
USDA Observes Inaugural National Biobased Products Day
March 8, 2023
Today marks the USDA’s inaugural National Biobased Products Day, which is intended to raise awareness of biobased products, their benefits and contributions to the U.S. economy.
State of Success: Oregon
March 8, 2023
To celebrate National Oregon Day on March 8, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is highlighting the innovative NIFA-funded research conducted by Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
Northeast Maple Syrup Season Off to a Very Early Start
March 6, 2023
If you live in the Northeast, you may have noticed that some maple syrup producers are tapping their trees already. And if you think it seems a bit early to be tapping trees this year, you are correct. In fact, maple syrup operations in…
NIFA Program Supporting Beginning Farmers
February 27, 2023
In 2017, the United States had 48,697 producers who identified as black and accounted for 1.4 percent of the country’s 3.4 million producers, according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture reports. Twenty-nine percent of those producers…