Fresh from the Field is a weekly bulletin showcasing transformative impacts made by grantees supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). 2019 Fresh from the Field - Weekly Bulletin Archives.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 445,000 people died of malaria in 2016—most were young children in sub-Saharan Africa. Penn State’s Matthew Thomas and an international team of researchers have developed an in-home solution aimed at preventing the spread of malaria.
A note from Louis Peterson, a farmer regarding NIFA sponsored outreach through the Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education program: A group of farmers visited with the West Georgia Farmers’ Cooperative to learn about agricultural cooperatives. They visited a variety of venues and Southern SARE supported this collaboration.
Unconsumed food poses a potential economic burden to society. Recent estimates suggest that 300 million barrels of oil and 25 percent of total freshwater consumed by agriculture was used to produce food that was eventually discarded.
A team of Texas A&M Agrilife Research scientists is going high tech to fight Wheat curl mite.
2019 NIFA Update - Weekly Bulletins
It is with great sadness that we note the May 18th passing of Dr. Meryl Broussard. Throughout his over 33 year federal service with USDA/NIFA and predecessor agencies, he demonstrated a sustained commitment to excellence and integrity in the many leadership roles he held.
Webinars presenting guidance on submission of proposals for the Community Foods Competitive Grants Program.
Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP), the eligibility criteria for projects and applicants, and the application forms and associated instructions needed to apply for GusNIP grants and match requirements are available via recorded webinars.
In 2018, Nebraska Extension reached 1,475 people at five pollinator and bee-focused community events, including Lincoln Bee Fun Day, Apple Jack Festival in Nebraska City, Pollinator Palooza, Brews & Bees, and Wild Adventure at Pioneer Park.