Agriculture economics and rural communities

Agriculture Thrives in Virginia

The network Agricultural Research and Extension Centers around Virginia help the Commonwealth’s number one industry — agriculture — thrive.

Workforce Ready and True Leaders in Florida

Florida 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential by providing hands-on, educational programs in all 67 counties and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Water Efficiency and Energy

Agriculture is the largest user of fresh water in Oklahoma, the nation and world.

Heart & Shield: A Program to End Family Violence in Nevada

Nevada’s Heart & Shield (H&S) creates an environment for child and adult survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) to obtain skills and resources necessary to break the cycle of IPV.

Strengthening Connecticut Farms

In response to training needs of new farmers, University of Connecticut (UConn) Extension launched its Solid Ground Farmer Training Program.

Solving the Mystery of Fertilizer Loss from Midwest Cropland

Farmers cannot predict their annual corn harvest with certainty, but with the help of new research from Michigan State University (MSU), they can now pinpoint specific parts of their fields that consistently produce either good or bad yields.

Consumer Economics Programs Reducing Debt in Tennessee

Because they spend too much and save too little, many Tennesseans will not have enough money to live securely throughout life.

Ramping Up for Home Harvesting

North Carolina State University Extension continued its Backyard Ramp Patch Project, giving out more than 15,000 ramp bulbs to the community to establish their own resources and lessen the impact of overharvesting native stocks.

Bringing Independent Farmers into the Marketplace and Local Supermarkets

Access to profitable retail and wholesale markets is a challenge for small- to mid-scale family farmers. “The days of showing up with your cantaloupes in the back of the pickup are no longer a way to make a living,” said Diana Endicott of Kansas City, Missouri.

Montana’s Schutter Diagnostic Laboratory Impacts Citizen’s Lives

Montana’s Schutter Diagnostic Laboratory is a critical component of extension outreach, and routinely processes over 2,000 samples per year for county extension, agricultural professionals, and citizens.