Food safety, nutrition, and health

Raingarden and Rainwater Harvesting System in South Carolina

Medway Park and Community Garden has a new raingarden and rainwater harvesting system, which will help supply fresh vegetables for a community food bank and keep toxins out of their local waterways.

Mosquitoes Without Boundaries

A team of scientists led by Eliza Little, Ph.D., of Columbia University and Dr. Leisnham of the University of Maryland, are looking at how socioeconomic, ecological, and climatic factors interact to drive populations of the Asian tiger mosquito in an urban environment.

Check Out a Wealth of Resources at Farm Answers

Farm Answers is supported by NIFA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), providing resources to help both new and experienced farmers and agricultural producers.

National Grilling Month - Summer Food Safety

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with funding from Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), conducted a Coordinated Agricultural Project on research, education and outreach to control Shiga toxin-producing E. coli throughout the entire beef system.

Buying Local Dairy May Have Unexpected Effects

If more Northeast consumers buy local dairy, that could have some positive and negative effects on the supply chain, according to research from Penn State and Cornell universities.

Natural Plant Could Help Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease

A natural defense that helps plants ward off insect predators could lead to better crops and new treatments for cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, as discovered by NIFA-supported researchers at Washington State University (WSU).

Find Your Voice with 4-H

​For more than a century, 4-H has helped young people open doors to new opportunities. 4-H helped Noelle Fields grow from a shy student to a flourishing young woman whose leadership skills were recognized by the Governor of Mississippi.

Guam Ag Resources

The University of Guam’s Western Pacific Tropical Research Center Impact Report highlights the research, extension, and education success stories of 2016.

Grass Fungus May Cost $1 Billion

Grass fungus may cause $1 billion in annual livestock production losses.

New Farm-based Research Guide Now Available

A new educational resource is available from Sustainable Agriculture Research Education (SARE).