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The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) provides leadership and funding for programs that advance agriculture-related sciences. We invest in and support initiatives that ensure the long-term viability of agriculture. NIFA applies an integrated approach to ensure that groundbreaking discoveries in agriculture-related sciences and technologies reach the people who can put them into practice.

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May 192022


Application Deadline: Beginning Farmer And Rancher Development Program (BFRDP)

Beginning farmer education for adult and young audiences in the United States can generally be traced back to the… View Event

May 192022


Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) Insular Areas Webinar

Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) brings together stakeholders from various parts of the food and… View Event

May 242022


Information Webinar on Climate Focused Programs

Rapidly changing climate is one of the most pressing issues facing farmers, ranchers, landowners, households, and… View Event

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