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Bioproduct Pilot Program

image of farm combine harvesting corn, courtesy of AdobeStock

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Bioproduct Pilot Program RFA Informational Webinar

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) held an informational webinar for the FY 2023 Bioproduct Pilot Program (BPP). The BPP, which is authorized under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, is a new funding

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National Pollinator Month Profile: Amy Vu

In celebration of National Pollinator Month, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is highlighting NIFA-funded Extension Specialist Amy Vu.
University of Florida’s Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory offers train-the-trainer events to equip county agents with the knowledge and materials they need to implement their own programs. Image by Amy Vu.

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Urban, Indoor and Emerging Agriculture Program Informational Webinar

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) held a public informational webinar on July 6, 2022 for the FY 2022 Urban, Indoor and Emerging Agriculture Program.     The UIE program supports research, education and

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National Pollinator Month Profile: Dr. Anahí Espíndola

In celebration of National Pollinator Month, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is highlighting NIFA-funded researcher Dr. Anahí Espíndola. Dr. Espíndola serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Entomology at University of Maryland (UMD).
Dr. Espindola serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Entomology at University of Maryland.

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Webinar: Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy Grant Program

USDA NIFA is inviting the public to join an informational webinar for the Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy grant program. The Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy grant program (PDAL) (A7501) is being

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National Pollinator Month Profile: Dr. Andony Melathopoulos

In celebration of National Pollinator Month, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is highlighting NIFA-funded researcher Dr. Andony Melathopoulos. Dr. Melathopoulos serves as an Extension pollinator specialist for Oregon State University.
Dr. Andony Melathopoulos conducts outreach education at the Oregon Zoo. Image provided by Dr. Melathopoulos

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AFRI Special Topics: Meat and Poultry Processing - Agricultural Workforce Training (A7602)

The Meat and Poultry Processing-Agricultural Workforce Training grant program (A7602) is being offered through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Education and Workforce Development (EWD) Request for Applications. For eligibility

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Mango Magic

June is National Mango Month. In this video, learn about tropical fruits grown in Florida that you might not have heard of before from University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences' Tropical Fruit Specialist Dr. Jonathan Crane.
A pile of fresh mangos, courtesy of Adobe Stock. 

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National Dairy Month Profile: Dr. Li Ma

In celebration of National Dairy Month, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is highlighting NIFA-funded researcher Dr. Li Ma.
Dr. Li Ma working with computers and big data generated from the dairy industry. Image provided by Dr. Ma.

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NIFA-APHIS Program Priorities Informational Webinar 

USDA NIFA held an informational webinar regarding augmented program area priorities for the following Agriculture and Food Research Initiative programs:

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Pollination—Day or Night

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture supports pollinator research in a variety of ways including through competitive grants and capacity funding.
butterfly in field of wildflowers, courtesy of AdobeStock

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SCSU Team Finds Ozone Treatment to Manage Stored-Product Pests

South Carolina State University researchers have found that ozone treatment could be an alternative for managing all life stages of select stored-product insect pests.
Dr. Rizana Mahroof, left, demonstrates how to sort male and female pupae of the red flour beetle. Photo courtesy of ARD Updates and South Carolina State University.

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School’s Out for Summer

It’s the first day of summer, and through USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture funding, 4-H and youth development programs across the nation are providing youth with the opportunity to stay busy and learn while away from school.
Children participating in computer coding class. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock.

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Celebrating Juneteenth with Dr. Misty Blue-Terry

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is celebrating Juneteenth by highlighting Dr. Misty Blue-Terry who serves as 4-H science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) specialist at North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University.
USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is celebrating Juneteenth. Various images of farmers working in the field and a family spending time together. Courtesy of Adobe Stock.

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Celebrating Juneteenth with Shaun Francis

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is celebrating Juneteenth by highlighting Shaun Francis who serves as an Extension horticulture specialist for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is celebrating Juneteenth. Various images of farmers working in the field and a family spending time together. Courtesy of Adobe Stock.

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Celebrating Juneteenth with Chandra DeRamus

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is celebrating Juneteenth by highlighting Chandra DeRamus who serves as a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent with Kentucky State University’s Cooperative Extension College of Agriculture, Community and the Sciences.
USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is celebrating Juneteenth. Various images of farmers working in the field and a family spending time together. Courtesy of Adobe Stock.

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Celebrating Juneteenth with Gill Finley

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is celebrating Juneteenth by highlighting Gill Finley who serves as serves as the program leader at Kentucky State University.
Gill photo
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