The 2008 Farm Bill: Making an Impact through NIFA
The U.S Food and Agriculture (NIFA ) was established by the Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) to find innovative solutions to issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and communities. The agency works with other government agencies, industry, and academia to lead research, education, and Cooperative Extension activities. The work that NIFA supports is part of a dynamic system that moves science from labs to farm and classroom, to dining table, and back again.
NIFA's portfolio of programs includes
competitive and capacity-building programs
to land-grant institutions and other organizations.
NIFA is committed to advancing
the food, agricultural, natural resource, and
human sciences to create a better future for
the nation and the world and values programs
that are specifically for underrepresented
populations. NIFA provides national leadership
to help identify and meet research education,
and extension priorities that include scientific
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