Texas

Hispanic-Serving Institutions Develop LEADERS

The LEADERS program is a collaborative project between Texas A&M University-Kingsville and New Mexico State University to increase the number of underserved animal science students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Capacity Funding Power

NIFA released a new report that measures the effectiveness of its investments to our nation’s land-grant universities — investments that benefit the American public through agriculture and food research, extension, and education projects.

How Food Systems Affect Health

Researchers and extension specialists involved in the NIFA-funded Multistate Research Fund project are engaging communities and facilitating institutional, family, and individual changes that improve health and wellbeing. One such project has investigated how food systems affect human health.

Rural Population Change in the United States

Rural areas comprise 72 percent of the nation’s land area and 46 million of its people.

Training Growers on Food Safety

With support from NIFA's Food Safety Outreach Program, the University of Florida launched the Southern Center for Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance to Enhance Produce Safety. The Southern Center seeks to build a collaborative infrastructure in southern states to support produce safety training and education that is compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

A Multistate Hive Mind of Research

Bees provide essential pollination for many of the nut, berry, fruit, vegetable, and seed crops grown in the U.S. To supplement wild bee pollination, farmers often rent managed honey bee colonies. Demand is skyrocketing, but catastrophic die-offs are threatening the supply of healthy honey bee colonies.

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.

Impacts of Stress on Animal Welfare and Performance

Environmental and management conditions can stress livestock and impair their health.

3-D Crop Imaging Helps Farmers Estimate Plant Height

Drones may soon help plant breeders and agronomists save time and money.

Ogallala Water CAP Team Releases Special Issue Report

The NIFA-funded Ogallala Water Coordinated Agriculture Project has released a special issue about the Ogallala aquifer region.