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NIFA Listens: Session for Stakeholder Input to Science Priorities

This NIFA Listens stakeholder listening opportunity informs the research, extension and education priorities of NIFA, which has the mission of investing in and advancing agricultural research, education and extension to solve societal challenges. A full-day listening session took place on November 3, 2022, divided into morning and afternoon sessions.

You may now view these recorded sessions on YouTube:

NIFA welcomes stakeholder input from any group or individual interested in agricultural research, Extension or education priorities for NIFA, and is eager to listen to comments on the challenges, needed breakthroughs, and priorities, solutions and opportunities that will facilitate long-term sustainable agricultural production, research, education and extension. This listening effort will focus on the agricultural science that NIFA invests in, and not on NIFA processes or procedures.

To read about the NIFA Listens series in detail, and to understand what all will be discussed, please visit the NIFA Listens: Investing in Science to Transform Lives webpage.

Listening Session

If you need a reasonable accommodation to register for, or participate in, this event, please contact Jessica Creighton, Acting Director of Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, at Jessica.creighton@usda.gov, or 816-266-6947 no later than October 20, 2022. Language access services, such as interpretation or translation of vital information, will be provided free of charge to individuals with limited English proficiency upon request.

All parties interested in attending the virtual listening session must RSVP no later than one week prior to the scheduled session. The virtual listening session will be webcast and transcribed. The number of oral commenters is limited due to time and space constraints. Oral commenter slots will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. All interested stakeholders, regardless of attendance, are welcome to submit written comments. All parties interested in attending the virtual listening session must RSVP no later than one week prior to the scheduled session they will attend.

Provide Input

Online Input: Submission of online stakeholder input to the above topics will be open upon publishing of the Federal Register Notice through 5 p.m. ET November 30.
To submit online, please email: NIFAListens@usda.gov. Please include:

  • Your name
  • Organization
  • Contact information
  • Your input in plain text in the body of the email
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