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60,000 Have Been Impacted by Beginning Farmer Programs

A new report, "Cultivating the Next Generation," examines the impact of USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), the only federal program explicitly dedicated to training the next generation of farmers.

Training Future Environmental Leaders

The Florida-Caribbean Consortium for Agriculture Education and Hispanic Workforce Development (FCCAgE) is a multi-institutional consortium in Florida and Puerto Rico for training Hispanic students in agricultural, biological, and natural resources sciences for career placement. Support was provided by NIFA's Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program.

Support of Farmers Markets throughout the United States

The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, Farmers Market Coalition, and Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) launched an online Farmers Market Legal Toolkit.

Check Out a Wealth of Resources at Farm Answers

Farm Answers is supported by NIFA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), providing resources to help both new and experienced farmers and agricultural producers.

New Farm-based Research Guide Now Available

A new educational resource is available from Sustainable Agriculture Research Education (SARE).

Our Farms, Our Future

The theme of the NIFA-funded Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) 30th Anniversary Report is “Our Farms, Our Future.” Taken together, the thousands of men and women who received SARE grants and shaped SARE priorities over the years have one objective in common: making American agriculture stronger and more sustainable.

Microbial Control of Insect Pests

While many insects are important to agriculture and society, some are serious pests that harm crops, livestock, humans, and the environment. The damage they inflict and resources to control them cost the United States over $120 billion each year.

EFNEP Provides Nutrition Education to Low-Income Families

NIFA’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) provides nutrition education to low-income families, especially those with young children. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

Does Slick Hair Beat the Heat?

Researchers at University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez studied a union of the two types, the Puerto Rican Holstein, which features a short, slick coat of hair. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2017 Annual Report.

New Eco-Friendly Microbeads Could Save Oceans, Rather than Destroy Them

Scientists are coming up with tiny beads made from materials naturally found in plants, algae, and shellfish. NIFA provided funding through the Center for Education and Training in Agricultural and Related Sciences.