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Arkansas Blackberry Breeder Will Develop New Tools to Unlock Consumer Preference

Supported by funding from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, a researcher with the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment State will use new genomic tools and novel approaches for improving flavor to support her efforts in…

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Happy National 4-H Week!

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has proclaimed October 1-7 as National 4-H Week! 4-H is the largest youth development organization in the United States – a network of 500,000 volunteers and 3,500 4-H professionals that provides…

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Advancing Environmental Justice Through Improved Responses to Extreme Weather Events

Climate change is contributing to an increase in the frequency and severity of extreme weather, which can have devastating consequences for communities, ecosystems and economies.   These extreme events often disproportionately affect…

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Alabama Extension Partnership Benefiting Young People with Intellectual Challenges

The nation’s Cooperative Extension System (CES), in partnership with NIFA, translates research into action and puts discoveries into hands who can put knowledge into practice. At a time when agricultural, food, and environmental…

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Multiple NIFA Grantees Inducted to the 2023 Institute of Food Technologists Fellows

Recently, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) named this year’s 10 IFT Fellow honorees. The IFT Fellow award is bestowed upon an IFT member by their peers to recognize career excellence and significant service, leadership, and…

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Ready, Set, Prepared: National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. At this time of year people come together as a community to prioritize safety and readiness for unforeseen challenges. From disasters caused by natural hazards to man-made emergencies, being…

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Can Avocado Peels Help Curb a Plastic Waste Problem?

According to a study conducted by Srinivas Janaswamy, an associate professor in South Dakota State University's Department of Dairy and Food Science, and Shafaet Ahmed, a graduate research assistant working under Janaswamy's tutelage,…

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NIFA, National Agricultural Library Partner to Present Transdisciplinary Approaches Webinar Series

Join USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) for a webinar series highlighting opportunities and challenges of transdisciplinary approaches within agricultural research. 

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Land-grant Universities Improve Local Food Security

Food security impacts individuals, as well as the health of entire communities. Through creation of food pantries, community gardens, food drives, farmers markets and more, Land-grant Universities and local community initiatives…

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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Finding New Ways to Reach Audience

Changing demographics of nutrition-insecure families, an increasing number of Americans at or below the poverty line, and burgeoning educational technologies present new challenges and opportunities for nutrition education programs.  …

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National Intern Day: Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce

National Intern Day occurs annually on the last Thursday in July to celebrate and recognize the hard work of interns. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) funds the following grants and scholarships opportunities to…

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Texas 4-H Roundup Awards More Than $2 Million in Scholarships

4‑H is America’s largest youth development organization—empowering millions of young people. Supported by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 4-H helps youths meet the challenges of adolescence and transition to…

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Agrivoltaics Could Bring Agriculture and Renewable Energy Together

Renewable energy production is growing in the United States, but expanding an energy system built on renewables – like solar or wind – means locating infrastructure closer to where those resources are either abundant and/or easily…

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State of Success: National Alaska Day

To celebrate National Alaska Day on June 28, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is highlighting the innovative NIFA-funded research conducted by University of Alaska’s Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station…

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Juneteenth as a Catalyst for Change

Michelle Samuel-Foo, a NIFA national program leader, offers her thoughts on how the Juneteenth holiday can act as a catalyst for change and increase diversity in agriculture.

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State of Success: National New Mexico Day

To celebrate National New Mexico Day on June 14, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is highlighting the innovative NIFA-funded research conducted by New Mexico State University’s (NMSU) Agricultural Experiment…

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Powering Up

FVSU Extension is leading way in offering clean and renewable energy to middle Georgia residents with new solar operation. The solar farm consists of a model demonstration site dedicated for academic and research use. It will serve as…

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State of Success: National Oklahoma Day

To celebrate National Oklahoma Day on June 7, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is highlighting the innovative NIFA-funded research conducted by the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Agricultural Experiment Station…

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Celebrate National Higher Education Day

National Higher Education Day occurs annually on June 6 to celebrate access to higher education opportunities. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) partners with Institutions of Higher Education, such as Land-grant…

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#BeatPlasticPollution this World Environment Day

USDA NIFA programs are driving agricultural innovation in the race to develop the knowledge and solutions needed to address the environmental challenges posed by plastics.  

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State of Success: National Utah Day

To celebrate National Utah Day on May 31, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is highlighting the innovative NIFA-funded research conducted by Utah State University’s (USU) Agricultural Experiment Station.   …

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NIFA Honors Veterans and Military Service Members on Memorial Day and Every Day

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…

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Growing Hawaii’s New Farmers

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 …

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State of Success: National Wyoming Day

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.    …

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NIFA Helps Veterinary Medical Students Repay Loans

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…

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