On August 3rd and 4th, the University of Georgia, Fort Valley State University, and NIFA hosted a Call to Conversation regarding Positive Youth Development (PYD) that was framed by a “Point of Departure” document. The main point taken up at the Georgia meeting was: 4-H reaches roughly 1 in 12 youth in the United States. While other PYD organizations serve some other children, there are still approximately 14 million youth who are under-served or unserved for PYD programming. How do we build on historical successes as we look to scale up to meet the demands of the future while ensuring both equity and a high rate of return, i.e., impact?
At North Carolina State University, Cooperative Extension provided local solutions and empowered people to make better-informed decisions in communities across the state.
Astronaut and Iowa 4-H alumna Peggy Whitson was the inspiration for a new, collaborative project between NIFA and NASA. NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2017 Annual Report.
The University of Wyoming Extension delivers multiple agricultural programs in communities throughout the state.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced a new grant opportunity to help military veterans pursue farming and ranching careers. Funding is made through NIFA’s Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Competitive Grants Program (AgVets).
The Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program (FRTEP) funds Extension programs on American Indian Reservations and Tribal jurisdictions that address the unique needs and problems of American Indian Tribal Nations. FRTEP is the link to building Indian community capacity through 4-H and tribal youth development, agriculture and natural resource management, and entrepreneurship and business development. This competitive grant program seeks to provide education and research-based knowledge to those who might not otherwise receive it. The 1890 and 1862 Institutions provide community-based learning for Indian Country.
Documenting the many contributions and the unique opportunities of the 1890 Land-Grant Universities (LGUs) to deliver Food Stamp Nutrition Education (FSNE) (currently known as the Supplemental Nutrition Education Program - Education (SNAP-Ed)) as an Extension program highlights the rich history of the 1890 community to address critical issues facing limited resource families. This report can serve as an important springboard for exploring new opportunities for the 1890 institutions to deliver community nutrition education.
Influenza can spread wherever animals or people congregate, and agricultural fairs are no exception. These resources identify ways that fair management and fair exhibitors can keep both humans and animals healthy and safe during these popular public events.