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 Financial Management

Each year, hundreds of U.S. farm businesses fail; some caused by poor financial management. Farm management involves successfully integrating the factors of production land, labor, and financial resources to realize an economically viable, ecologically sound, and socially responsible farm business. NIFA provides funding opportunities and staff expertise to address these concerns, allowing producers to meet their business and financial goals successfully.

Family & Small Farm Program

NIFA administers competitive and non-competitive funding opportunities that help its partners undertake research, education, and extension activities that support the work of farmers and ranchers across the United States