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.

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.

Animal Programs

NIFA funds research, education, and extension activities that address animal health, animal production systems, and animal products.

Animal Reproduction

NIFA provides funding for basic and applied research in animal reproduction, and supports extension and education programs that transfer new science-based knowledge to the field and classroom.

Animal & Plant Biosecurity

NIFA and its land-grant university partners play a major role in helping to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks.

Animal Well-Being

The Animal Well-being program funds research, education, and extension projects that develop the scientific evidence to promote the balance between production systems, management practices, welfare indicators, and the behavioral and physiological well-being of agricultural animals.