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NIFA Awards Over $10.7 Million to Support Hispanic-Serving Institutions’ Ag Science Programs

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded over $10.7 million to 24 Hispanic Serving Institutions across the U.S. and territories.

NIFA Invests $4.8 Million to Train Agricultural Workforce Through Community Colleges

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced an investment of $4.8 million to support 12 projects that will offer workforce training by community colleges.

NIFA Deadline Extensions due to COVID-19

Due to the disruptions arising from the national response to COVID-19, NIFA is extending the following deadlines. NIFA will continue to monitor the situation and post updates to this guidance on our web site.

NIFA Announces $41.4 Million in Grants to Encourage Healthy Food Purchases for SNAP Participants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $41.4 million in 23 competitive grants to support projects to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by providing incentives at the point of purchase.

USDA’s NIFA Selects South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn to Deliver 2019 William H. Hatch Memorial Lecture

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced that Dr. Barry Dunn, President of South Dakota State University (SDSU), was selected to deliver the 2019 William H. Hatch Memorial Lecture on Nov. 10, at the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU).

USDA, Research Partners Announce Winners of Awards for Excellence in Agricultural Research, Leadership and Diversity

The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the recipients of their excellence in agricultural research awards.

USDA Announces Its $1.89 Million Investment to Support Rural Small Businesses and Communities

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Director J. Scott Angle announced today the Agency’s $1.89 million investment in small business research grants.

USDA Invests $11M In Research that Will Support Specialty Crop Farmers

U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Scott Hutchins announced today that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has invested $11 million in research that will support specialty crop farmers.

Remembering Dr. Meryl Broussard

It is with great sadness that we note the May 18th passing of Dr. Meryl Broussard. Throughout his over 33 year federal service with USDA/NIFA and predecessor agencies, he demonstrated a sustained commitment to excellence and integrity in the many leadership roles he held.

NIFA Honors Land-Grant University Partners, Announces NIFA Hall of Fame Inductees

NIFA recognizes “positive change” through agricultural research, education, and extension WASHINGTON, D.C. April 25 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today honored several land-grant university partners during its annual Day of Appreciation ceremony. Those honored were recognized for supporting NIFA’s mission to advance agricultural research, education, and extension to solve societal challenges.