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Horticulture Champion

Sue Barton’s role at the University of Delaware (UD) is the perfect embodiment of the University’s Land-grant mission. She teaches. She conducts research. And she takes UD’s knowledge to the public. Barton is both a professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and Cooperative Extension specialist of ornamental horticulture.

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Planting for the Future

A name like Junior Master Gardeners evokes images of planting seeds with a hope for a bountiful harvest.  But the bountiful harvest that Cooperative Extension educators want to achieve isn’t vegetables or fruits.  Rather, the Junior Master Gardener® (JMG ®) program works to grow an even more important resource.

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Application Deadline: Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI) focuses on collaborative science engagement that intends to develop a community of researchers across both crops and animals that will lay the

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NIFA Nutrition Security Webinar Series - An App and a Carrot: An Overview of the Evolution and Impacts of VeggieBook

Drs. Peter Clarke and Susan Evans will share the story of their smartphone app, called VeggieBook, designed for food pantry clients. The app helps household cooks prepare tasty servings and snacks using vegetables. Drs. Evans and Clarke’s work was

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University of Hawaiʻi Maui College Expands Aquaponics Training

At the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College, educators have launched the Adapting Precision Farming Technologies for Sustainable Aquaponics Systems

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The General Services Administration (GSA)/System for Award Management (SAM) is Experiencing Delays

The General Services Administration (GSA)/System for Award Management (SAM) is experiencing delays processing certain private entity registration information for new registrants, updates to existing entity registrations and annual renewals.

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AgMIP Co-Founder Cynthia Rosenzweig Receives 2022 World Food Prize

Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, a senior research scientist and head of the Climate Impacts Group at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), has received the 2022 World Food Prize from the World Food Prize Foundation. According to the World Food Prize Foundation, the World Food Prize is a prestigious international award conceived as the "Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture" with a mission to elevate innovations and inspire action to sustainably increase the quality, quantity and availability of food for all.

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You Say Tomato, I Say Okay!

May is National Salad Month! Created by the Association for Dressing and Sauces in 1992, National Salad Month encourages people to incorporate more salads into their daily food regimen. 

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May: Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health is an often-overlooked challenge farmers face nationwide. Farmland loss and land access issues, rising production costs, plummeting farm incomes, climate change and, most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic are contributing to a mental health crisis within the farming community. Suicide rates among farmers and ranchers are well above the national average, while mental health services are less available and accessible in rural areas, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Application Deadline: Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program

This program was designed to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) in building institutional research capacity through applied projects that address student educational needs and meet community, reservation or regional challenges.

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Application Deadline: Supplemental and Alternative Crops

The Supplemental and Alternative Crops (SAC) Competitive Grants Program will support projects that lead to expanded adaptation and increased acres in the United States of canola grown for oil and industrial hemp grown for value added products. The

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Information Webinar on Climate Focused Programs

Rapidly changing climate is one of the most pressing issues facing farmers, ranchers, landowners, households, and communities. To address these climate change challenges, individuals, families and communities need the best available science to

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May 13 - National Apple Pie Day: Getting to the Core of NIFA-funded Apple Research

Apples are the most consumed fruit in the U.S., followed closely by oranges. In 2019, the average U.S. per person consumption of all forms of apples had increased to about 26.3 pounds. The per person consumption of apple juice and cider decreased to 12.6 pounds. The consumption of fresh market apples in 2019 accounted for 10 pounds, according to USDA’s Economic Research Service.

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Hope to Dream: Mobile County SNAP-Ed Educator Facilitates Bed Donation

The suspense grew and grew one recent Saturday afternoon at Craighead Elementary School in Mobile, Alabama. Suspicions were eventually met with screams of joy as 75 third-grade students learned they were getting their own twin Sealy mattress, frame and bedding ensemble to be delivered to their home. The beds were donated to the students through a partnership with the Alabama Extension Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education department (SNAP-Ed), 1915 South, and Ashley Furniture’s Hope to Dream program.

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Tribal Communities Fact Sheet

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Nutrition Security Fact Sheet

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Building Legacy Together: Our Communities’ Journey of Strength and Resilience

With support from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Land-grant Universities in the Pacific Islands carry out innovative education, applied research and related community development programs that create stronger, more resilient Pacific Islander communities. Learn about the innovative research being conducted at the University of Guam.

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Climate Change Fact Sheet

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Live FAQ Session: Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agriculture Systems

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agricultural Systems (A1712) program area priority is designed to rapidly identify and implement strategies to protect the nation’s food

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Live FAQ Session: Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agriculture Systems

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agricultural Systems (A1712) program area priority is designed to rapidly identify and implement strategies to protect the nation’s food

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Live FAQ Session: Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agriculture Systems

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Rapid Response to Extreme Weather Events Across Food and Agricultural Systems (A1712) program area priority is designed to rapidly identify and implement strategies to protect the nation’s food

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NIFA Invests Nearly $4M in Two New Centers of Excellence at 1890 Land-grant Institutions

NIFA announced today an investment of nearly $4 million for two new 1890 Centers of Excellence grants.
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