Sondra Parmer

Barbara Struempler

High Five for NIFA-Funded Projects at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

As we look back on 2015, NIFA is also celebrating the partnership we have developed with the nation’s land-grant universities (LGUs), who play a critical role teaching students to meet the high quality, innovative research needs that are vital to the production of our country’s food, fuel, and fiber. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture provides support to historically black colleges and universities that were designated at as LGUs in the Second Morrill Act in 1890. Grants to these 1890 universities support research, extension, and teaching in the food and agricultural sciences by building the institutional capacities of these schools. Looking back on 2015, here are 5 highlights.

Addressing Asian Soybean Rust in Alabama

Addressing Asian Soybean Rust in Alabama

Local Food Movement Poised to Take Off in Baldwin County

Amid an ever-growing swell of commercial and residential development, Foley is leading an effort to strengthen and revitalize Baldwin County's farming roots and to share the bounty.

Cynthia Smith

Eunice Bonsi

Patricia Curtis

Jean Weese

Tung-Shi Huang