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Hispanic Heritage Month Profile: Jacklyn Hernandez

When Jacklyn Hernandez was a young girl, the thought of someday attending college seemed like uncharted waters. Now the Kansas State University freshman can attribute her 4-H involvement in helping her pursue a degree in elementary…

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Hispanic Heritage Month Profile: Alex Racelis

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is featuring a NIFA Hispanic-serving Institute (HSI) grant recipient, Alex E. Racelis, Ph.D.

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NIFA Celebrates National 4-H Week

Supporting future leaders in science, agriculture and community leadership is an important imperative for USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) – the national headquarters of the nationwide 4-H program.

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Hispanic Heritage Month Profile: Melawhy Garcia

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is featuring a NIFA Hispanic Serving Institute (HSI) grant recipient, Melawhy Garcia, MPH, Ph.D.

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NIFA Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Throughout September and October, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will be recognizing the achievements and contributions of the Hispanic community who are helping grow our Nation.

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USDA's Complete Guide to Home Canning

USDA's Complete Guide to Home Canning

Photo of fruits, vegetables, and mushrooms preserved in jars. Courtesy of Adobe Stock.

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NIFA Celebrates Labor Day

NIFA Celebrates Labor Day

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NIFA Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

Over 100 years ago, Congress passed the 19th Amendment giving women with the right to vote. Since 1971, August 26 marks Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates over a century of women breaking boundaries.

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COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Early Outcomes

In spring of 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced a research investment to look at the impact of COVID-19 on American agriculture.

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Bee Aware: NIFA Celebrates National Honey Bee Day

Bees and other pollinators are crucial to agricultural production across the globe. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, approximately 35 percent of crop production worldwide is directly affected by these bumbling and…

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Hispanic-Serving Institutions Spotlight: 3eX-Ag at Texas State University

Our nation is faced with two education problems: ethnic disparity in postsecondary degree recipients and too few qualified graduates to fill requisite positions in the agriculture workforce. 3eX-Ag addresses these problems by…

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COVID-19 Transmission Research Extends Beyond Humans

As researchers continue to learn more about the spread of COVID-19 among humans, a team of Kansas State University researchers led by Jürgen Richt, DVM, PhD, is studying the susceptibility and transmission of the virus in white tail…

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Exploring the Lessons Learned from COVID-19

The food supply chain is a complex structure. To little surprise, the system experienced disruptions due to the pandemic.

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Tackling the U.S. Food Animal Veterinarian Shortage: NIFA’s Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program

Food animal veterinarians are critical to maintaining a healthy, secure, and safe food supply.

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Memorial Day: NIFA Salutes U.S. Military Community

Each year on the last Monday of May, Americans honor U.S. Armed Forces members who have died in the performance of their service to our country.

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The “Caminos: Thesis Competition” Program

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) supports cutting-edge discoveries from research laboratories to farms, classrooms, and communities.

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Helpful Hints for New Investigators

Do you have questions about how to apply for a grant as a New Investigator? This handy guide provides answers.

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New SARE Video Centers on Social Sustainability

SARE’s new “Social Sustainability” animation addresses the importance of human resilience, success and fulfillment in sustainable agriculture. The fourth episode in SARE’s “What is Sustainable Agriculture?” series introduces key…

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Investing in U.S. Food Supply Chain Resiliency

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, shutdowns caused the U.S. food supply system to face a sudden shift from food consumed away from home to food consumed at home.

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New “Cover Crops and Soil Health” Video from SARE

The newest episode of SARE’s “What is Sustainable Agriculture” animation series illustrates how producers can use cover crops to improve productivity and sustainability. In just a few short minutes, “Cover Crops and Soil Health”…

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Hispanic-Serving Institutions Spotlight: Puerto Rico Natural Resources Career Tracks

The Puerto Rico Natural Resources Career Track (PRNRCT) is a collaboration among four Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) in Puerto Rico and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The primary objective is to diversify the…

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Worker Safety and Dairy Operations

Dairy farms are getting larger with increasing herd sizes. Meanwhile, the total number of farms continues to decrease.

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NIFA’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program: Helping Consumers Maximize, and Safely Serve and Store the Food They Have

During the current pandemic, nutrition security has taken center stage. Families are struggling to put healthy food on the table. In these uncertain times, it’s important for communities to have the resources they need to help feed and…

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Modeling and Training to Enhance Resilience of the U.S. Food System to COVID-19 Labor Shortages

Labor shortages and implementation of strategies to control the COVID-19 pandemic are causing major disruptions in the U.S. food supply. What can be done to ease this disruption?

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