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.

Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN)

The purpose of the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) Program is to establish a network that connects individuals who are engaged in farming, ranching, and other agriculture-related occupations to stress assistance programs. The establishment of a network that assists farmers and ranchers in time of stress can offer a conduit to improving behavioral health awareness, literacy, and outcomes for agricultural producers, workers and their families.

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.