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Celebrating Juneteenth with Dr. Angela Williams

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is celebrating Juneteenth by highlighting Dr. Angela Williams who serves as the 4-H and youth development specialist at Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Alabama A&M University. …

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is celebrating Juneteenth. Various images of farmers working in the field and a family spending time together. Courtesy of Adobe Stock.

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Celebrating Juneteenth with Shaun Francis

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is celebrating Juneteenth by highlighting Shaun Francis who serves as an Extension horticulture specialist for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is celebrating Juneteenth. Various images of farmers working in the field and a family spending time together. Courtesy of Adobe Stock.

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Celebrating Juneteenth with Chandra DeRamus

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is celebrating Juneteenth by highlighting Chandra DeRamus who serves as a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent with Kentucky State University’s Cooperative Extension College of…

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is celebrating Juneteenth. Various images of farmers working in the field and a family spending time together. Courtesy of Adobe Stock.

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Celebrating Juneteenth with Gill Finley

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is celebrating Juneteenth by highlighting Gill Finley who serves as serves as the program leader at Kentucky State University. 

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Celebrating Juneteenth with Dr. Arvazena Clardy

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is celebrating Juneteenth by highlighting Dr. Arvazena Clardy serves as an associate professor of horticulture and Extension specialist at Tennessee State University. 

Dr. Arvazena Clardy, photo courtesy of Dr. Clardy

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Entering the Heart of Juneteenth

The origin of the Juneteenth holiday might be unfamiliar to many in other parts of America but those students, faculty, researchers and Extension staff from the 1890 Land-grant University community know it well, as many are…

Part of the 5,000-square-foot mural in the Galveston Downtown Cultural Arts District includes former President Lincoln holding a set of broken shackles -- faces the spot where General Order No. 3 was signed on June 19, 1865, freeing the last enslaved people months after the Civil War ended. Image provided by Dr. Samuel-Smith.

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USDA NIFA Projects Producing Stronger, Healthier Produce

June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, and USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) supports projects that are finding innovative ways to meet the growing global food demand, fight hunger and food insecurity…

Shopper puts fruits and vegetables in cotton produce bag at food market. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock.

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Protecting Pollinators Critical to Food Production

To help address overall pollinator decline, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) partners with Land-grant Universities (LGUs), U.S. government laboratories, and private and nonprofit organizations to support research…

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Have you Herd? It’s National Dairy Month

For National Dairy Month, we are highlighted Land-grant Universities conducting research aimed at improving dairy production.

Dairy cattle grazing in a green pasture. Courtesy of Adobe Stock.

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NIFA-Funded Research Projects Advance U.S. Aquaculture, Protect Our Oceans

To mark World Oceans Day this June, we’re highlighting the collaborative work that Land-grant Universities are doing, through support from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), to both advance aquaculture in the U.S…

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Increasing Food Security in a Mohican Tribal Community

Like many rural communities, the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, a Mohican Indian tribe in north central Wisconsin, wanted to increase its access to fresh produce, but faced multiple barriers.

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NIFA Programs Increasing Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) supports programs that are working toward a safe, nutritious food supply while also developing, delivering and disseminating evidence-based nutrition education and promotion.  …

Image of fruits and vegetables courtesy of Adobe Stock

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How NIFA Champions Greater Access to Higher Education

Today is National Higher Education Day, which occurs annually on June 6 to champion accessibility to higher education. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture supports higher education by partnering with the Land-grant…

Rear view of audience in raise hand up response for answer the question in a classroom. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock.

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Sweet Dreams Are Made of Cheese, Who Am I to Diss a Brie?

June 4 is National Cheese Day! USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) understands the importance of cheese, not only to consumers but to dairy farmers and producers as well. 

a collection of cheeses, courtesy of AdobeStock

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National Egg Day: An Egg-cellent Source of Nutrition

On National Egg Day, we are sharing a few USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)-funded research projects conducted by Land-grant Universities that explore the health benefits associated with egg consumption.

On National Egg Day, we are sharing a few USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)-funded research projects conducted by Land-grant Universities that explore the health benefits associated with egg consumption. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock.

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Holy Cow! It’s World Milk Day!

On World Milk Day, we’re highlighting the work Land-grant Universities conducting dairy research and Extension education with support from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Image of dairy cows grazing in pasture. Photo courtesy of Adobe Stock.

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Cool as a Cucumber

One of the most versatile vegetables you can eat is the cucumber. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) understands the importance of this vital vegetable and supports research that is leading to stronger, healthier,…

National Salad Month

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Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Profile: Dr. Andrea Kealoha

In celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Month, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is highlighting NIFA-funded researcher Dr. Andrea Kealoha. Dr. Kealoha oversees the University of…

NIFA-funded researcher Dr. Andrea Kealoha. Dr. Kealoha oversees the University of Hawai’i Maui College Water Quality Lab, Pūkoʻa hinaʻole. Image provided by Dr. Kealoha.

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Memorial Day: NIFA Supports U.S. Military Community

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) supports military members, veterans and military families through a variety of programs and services.

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) supports military members, veterans and military families through a variety of programs and services.

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Mint Your Own Garden Gold

With support from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and based at the nation’s Land-grant Institutions, Cooperative Extension offers a wealth of resources to help you turn waste into garden gold.

National Composting Day. Images of various composting courtesy of Adobe Stock.

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Cookbook App a Recipe for Success

A USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture-funded mobile app is helping food pantry clients gain confidence in preparing healthy meals.

A NIFA-funded mobile app is helping food pantry clients gain confidence in preparing healthy meals.

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NIFA-Funded Research Strengthens Tools for Wildfire Management, Adaptation and Recovery

According to the USDA, more than 10 million acres have burned nationwide since 2015, causing billions of dollars in losses. Every year, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) funds projects that reduce the risk of…

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National Wine Day: Growing Great Grapes

Grapes are the highest-value fruit crop grown in the U.S. To find the best grapes for U.S. growers and wine producers, researchers at Land-grant Universities across the country are testing the performance and resulting wine quality of…

Images of grapes on a vine and red wine in a wine glass. Photos courtesy of Adobe Stock.

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Celebrating 30 Years of SNAP-Ed

This month, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) celebrates 30 years of providing evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions and projects for those eligible for SNAP benefits…

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World Bee Day: May 20

There are over 20,000 known bee species in the world, and 4,000 of them are native to the United States, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. They range from the tiny (2 mm) and solitary Perdita minima, known as the world’s smallest…

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