Programs

NIFA programs are the mechanism by which we pursue our mission to invest in and advance agricultural research, education, and extension to solve societal challenges. Some programs administer funding and offer leadership while others focus on national leadership and collaboration. For more information on a particular program, use the site’s search tool.

Markets, Trade & Policy

Successful marketing - getting products from producers to domestic and international consumers - is vital to the well-being of U.S. farmers and ranchers, and to the health of the economy as a whole.

Leadership & Volunteer Development

NIFA promotes leadership and volunteer development through its participation in interagency federal government teams; funding support for volunteer leader forums, national conferences, and community training opportunities; and research focusing on building volunteer competencies.

Financial Capability

Too many people experience financial crisis because of inadequate savings, too much debt, and poor planning. The overall goal of financial capability is for people to acquire the knowledge, skills, and motivation to build financial security.