Reports

1994 Land-Grant Directory

A listing of 1994 Land-Grant faculty

ARCHIVE: FY 2012-2016 RREA Strategic Plan (extended through FY 2018)

Extension natural resource professionals from across the country have collaborated to produce a 5-year strategic plan for the Renewable Resources Extension Act (RREA) Program, Sustaining the Nation’s Forest and Rangeland Resources for Future Generations.

NIFA Strategic Plan FY2014 - FY2018

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR - The National Institute of Food and Agriculture is pleased to publish our Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2014-2018. Our plan will serve as our “roadmap” for the next five years, setting forth specific and measurable goals and strategies. This plan will enable NIFA to lead and invest in agricultural research, education and extension to solve significant societal challenges. Our Strategic Plan will shape our decision-making and position NIFA to more effectively and efficiently accomplish our critical priorities over the next five years. Furthermore, this Strategic Plan will form the overarching framework for our financial and employee performance plans. In developing this Strategic Plan, we heard from a wide range of stakeholders, Land- Grant institutions, other partners, and our dedicated employees through listening sessions, focus groups and surveys. This plan reflects the tremendous sharing of information, ideas, and thoughts. We appreciate the input and look forward to continued dialogue to further strengthen research, education, and extension related to agriculture, communities, and society. This plan focuses on four major goals that are in strict alignment with the 2014 Farm Bill; the USDA Strategic Plan (FY2014-2018); and the Research, Education, and Economics (REE) Action Plan. These goals are: Each goal consists of desired results, sub-goals, and key deliverables and sound performance measures. Since our establishment in the 2008 Farm Bill, NIFA has made important progress to enhance the stature and impact of food, agricultural, and natural resource sciences and grow support for agricultural research, education, and extension. We, however, cannot rest on our past successes. Moving forward, our sights must remain laser-focused on reaching our vision to: “Catalyze transformative discoveries, education, and engagement to address agricultural challenges.” With this Plan, we will continue to be committed to identifying and meeting research, education, and extension priorities and six national challenge areas: • Food Security • Climate Variability and Change • Water • Sustainable Bioenergy • Childhood Obesity Prevention • Food Safety Finally, this plan is a living, flexible document. We will regularly revisit and update the plan based on progress and as needed through an active process to meet evolving demands and new and important challenges. Sonny Ramaswamy Director

REEport Financial Report Manual

The Financial Report process in REEport replaces the old AD-419 financial report that was previously done in CRIS Webforms. It is a project level report that details all expenditures by funding source, as well as all FTEs, for the most recently completed federal fiscal year. The report is used for research planning and is not an auditable document. It is due February 1st each year.

Afghanistan Agricultural Extension Project, 2011-2014

Since 2003, NIFA has been working with FAS and several U.S. universities to provide assistance to Afghanistan's agriculture sector.

Iraq Agricultural Extension Revitalization Project, 2007-2011

The Iraq Agricultural Extension Revitalization (IAER) Project, a partnership between USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Foreign Agriculture Service, was funded by the Department of State in 2007.

The U.S.-India Agricultural Knowledge Initiative (AKI)

The U.S.-India Agricultural Knowledge Initiative (AKI) was launched in 2005 by President Bush and Indian Prime Minister Singh to strengthen the Indian agricultural knowledge system in areas of mutual interest.

Ukraine Commercial Agriculture Development Program, 1996 - 1999

The Ukraine Commercial Agriculture Development Program (CADP) provided direct, practical assistance to the hard-pressed Ukrainian private farmer.

South Africa Agribusiness/Extension Development Project, 1999-2000

Emerging small-scale farmers and other rural residents benefited from the Agribusiness/Extension Development Project in South Africa implemented by NIFA.

Russia Farm Privatization Project, 1992 - 1998

In 1991, then Secretary of Agriculture Edward Madigan and former St. Petersburg, Russia, Mayor Anatoly Sobchek initiated a project designed to assist Russian agriculture in moving from the former collective and state farm system to one privately owned and managed. A team of USDA agricultural specialists transformed the idea of building a U.S. style model farm in rural northwest Russia into a reality, the Russian-American Farm Privatization Project (RAFPP).