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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.

Teaching Literacy through the Matrix

The National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix is a new approach to promote agricultural literacy among K-12 students managed by Utah State University Extension and part of the National Agriculture in the Classroom’s (AITC) program, is an online collection of educational resources that are relevant, engaging, and designed to meet the educational requirements and agricultural literacy outcomes for formal educators. NIFA originally published this impact in the in the NIFA 2015 Annual Report.

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.

Helping Rural Communities Help Themselves

The four RRDCs are located at Michigan State University, Mississippi State University, Penn State University, and Utah State University. Through a guided process, more than 400 counties in 38 states have discovered new ways to work together to grow their economies. Stronger Economies Together (SET) is a joint partnership between NIFA, USDA’S Rural Development, the RRDCs, and the Cooperative Extension System that brings together regions of three or more neighboring rural counties to identify their collective economic strengths, develop an action plan, and build on those assets to find a competitive edge for economic growth.

Utah Pools Resources to Save Water

Utah was the second driest state in the nation in 2015, yet was among the top per capita users of water. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2017 Annual Report.

Enhancing Climate Resiliency and Agriculture on American Indian Land

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), with support from a $1.5 million AFRI grant, is leading a team of researchers and extension professions who are working with tribal communities Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico to develop and implement reservation-wide plans, policies, and practices to support sustainable agriculture and water management. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2016 Annual Report.

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