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.

Health and Wellness

The health and wellness portfolio focuses on promoting health, preventing chronic disease, eliminating disparities, and building a culture of health across the nation.

AgrAbility

AgrAbility provides education, assistance, and support to farmers with disabilities engaged in production agriculture, helping them and their families maintain optimal production and experience enhanced quality of life.

AFRI Food Security Challenge Area

The AFRI Food Security Challenge Area focuses on the societal challenge to keep American agriculture competitive and end world hunger by ensuring the availability and accessibility of safe and nutritious food.

National Awards for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences Program

Launched in 1992, this program recognizes outstanding college professors of agriculture, natural resources, veterinary and human sciences. A selection committee of nationally recognized teachers and scholars choose two national recipients and two early career awardees. There are also six regional awards. Nominees are evaluated based on their ability as instructors, educational innovation, service to students, professionalism and scholarship.