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.

Forests Programs

Forests cover nearly 1/3 of the United States and are economically, socially, and ecologically important to individuals and communities. The sustainability of the renewable resources forests provide continues to remain a key priority at NIFA. Forest programs expand the knowledge of forest ecosystems, train future forestry professionals, and put research-based management practices into action.

Food Safety

NIFA's food safety program funds research, education and extension activities to improve the safety of the food supply.

Agronomic & Forage Crops Program

NIFA supports research and extension efforts to achieve optimum economic returns with minimal adverse environmental impacts through the Agronomic & Forage Crops emphasis area.