Programs

NIFA programs are the mechanism by which we pursue our mission to invest in and advance agricultural research, education, and extension to solve societal challenges. Some programs administer funding and offer leadership while others focus on national leadership and collaboration. For more information on a particular program, use the site’s search tool.

Vulnerable Populations

Populations of young people may be identified as vulnerable based on situational characteristics such as early parenthood, disconnection from school and work, homelessness, and involvement in the juvenile justice and foster care systems.

4-H Health and Well-Being

The goal of 4-H Health and Well-Being programming is to provide developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that promote positive health and well-being for youth and their families. 4-H National Headquarters actively contributes to this goal and provides key programmatic resources.

4-H Learning

4-H learning experiences happen through participation in activities, experiences, and through social interaction guided by caring adults and peers.

4-H & PYD Partnerships

The Division of Youth and 4-H partnerships help strengthen and expand support for positive youth development (PYD).

About EFNEP

EFNEP assists low-income families in acquiring knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behaviors necessary for nutritionally sound diets. Through education, EFNEP contributes to their personal development, self-sufficiency, improved family diets, and nutritional well-being.

4-H Civic Engagement

4‑H Civic Engagement programs empower young people to be well-informed citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and the world.

Animal Health

The Animal Health and Disease program supports projects that develop strategies to understand, diagnose, control, and prevent agricultural animal diseases. Outcomes include, but are not limited to, new and improved vaccines, diagnostics, therapeutics, alternatives to current antimicrobials, biosecurity guidelines, and management approaches.