Curating the Farmers of Tomorrow
Ensuring the long-term sustainability of U.S. agriculture requires introducing agricultural education to young people.
Strengthening the Creative Economy
One-in-three entrepreneurs in West Virginia makes a living within the creative sector, but faces challenges such as access to affordable office space, internet, equipment, and training.
Helping West Virginia’s Communities Succeed
In West Virginia, over one million acres of land are unable to be farmed due to improper soils and flood-prone locations.
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.
Good and Bad Worms
To assist farmers, producers, crop advisors, and others interested in learning more about managing parasitic worms, the Multistate Research Fund, a NIFA initiative to foster collaboration among universities, has implemented a project to provide simple, low-cost tools and methods for effectively managing nematodes and protecting soil health.
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.
No “Summer Slide” for West Virginia Students
West Virginia University Extension Service’s Energy Express offers more than 3,000 rural and low-income children educational opportunities in reading, writing, drama, art activities, and books to keep and read.
Ornamental Fish Food
Ornamental aquarium fish like the clownfish Nemo and his pal the royal blue tang Dory one day may be dining on high-quality yet inexpensive white worms grown in New England.