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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.

Changes to 2019 Competitive RFAs and New Awards

Changes to open RFAs and future RFAs and to new competitive awards to adjust the language regarding indirect cost rate limitations and matching requirements is due to new provisions in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill).

Important Notice to NIFA's Stakeholder Community

NIFA is back and open for business! We thank you for your patience during the lapse in appropriations. It has not been easy for our grantees, but we are committed to resuming normal operations as soon as possible. Thank you also for your strong support for our employees. They are truly dedicated to you, and while we are operating under a three week continuing resolution, we will work hard to get back to business as usual.

NIFA 2018 Investments Provide Transformative Solutions to Pressing Challenges

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in 2018 made investments in research, education and extension projects that will result in transformative discoveries to address significant agricultural and rural challenges in the United States.

USDA Invests to Support Military Veterans Pursuing Farming and Ranching Careers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announces six awards to help military veterans pursue farming and ranching careers. Grants are made through NIFA’s Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Competitive Grants Program (AgVets).

NIFA Selects Purdue University's Dr. Haley Oliver to Deliver 2018 Justin Smith Morrill Lecture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) selected Purdue University Associate Professor of Food Science Dr. Haley Oliver to deliver the Justin Smith Morrill Lecture on Nov. 11 at the Association of Public Land-grant Universities Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Angle Begins Term as Director at USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today swore in Dr. J. Scott Angle as the Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). President Trump appointed Angle for a six-year term at the agency on August 31.

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

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) joined with some of its research partners today to announce the recipients of awards recognizing excellence in agricultural research. These awards will be presented at the 131st Annual Meeting of the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) on Nov. 11 in New Orleans, LA.

USDA, Cooperative Extension, and APLU Award Top Honors in Extension Excellence and Diversity

Recognizing visionary leadership and diversity in educational programming, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Cooperative Extension, and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) today announced that Lesia Oesterreich from Iowa State University will receive the 2018 Excellence in Extension Award and Ronald Cox, Jr., from Oklahoma State University will receive the National Extension Diversity Award. Both awards, along with Regional Excellence in Extension Awards, will be presented at a ceremony on Nov. 11 in New Orleans, Louisiana, during APLU’s 131st Annual Meeting.