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Drones Provide Eye-in-the-Sky to Help Fight Fires

Wildfires blackened nearly 8.8 million acres in the United States last year, highlighted in the news by California’s Camp Fire, the deadliest in that state’s history.


Youth Aim High at 4-H Military Partnership Summer Camps

Military-connected youth have an exciting opportunity to join other members of the military family this summer.


Penn State Extension Program for Beginning Farmers Wins National Accolades

Last year, Penn State Extension helped 52 people started farming while another 248 received assistance in starting to farm, and 454 improved their farming success.


USDA: Previously Unknown Rice Blast Resistance Isolated

A gene that gives rice resistance to a disease that has been costing about $66 billion a year in global damage has been isolated by a team of scientists led by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS)…


A Tip of the Hat to our 1890 LGUs Celebrating 127 Years of Cutting Edge Science, Education, Community Service

The author of the Act that created land-grant colleges, Congressman Justin Smith Morrill of Strafford, Vermont, had been disappointed that such educational institutions were out of reach for African-Americans. Almost 30 years after…


Chicago Botanic Garden: Bringing agriculture to a food desert

The Chicago Botanic Garden's Windy City Harvest community education program runs a Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) funded by the USDA.

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