USDA NIFA is asking for feedback in listening sessions

As the primary extramural funding agency within USDA, The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking stakeholder feedback to inform the research, extension and education priorities of NIFA. We are attempting to ensure that we reach a broad spectrum of organizations involved in food and agricultural research and development, market development, or other agricultural organizations that think about food and agricultural customer needs.

Input can be provided in-person at one of the four listening sessions being held across the country, or it can be provided through an online survey through the input form link below.  I have attached informational links also to help you decide how best your organization can engage and share perspectives with us.  I hope you are able to take a few minutes to scan through those links and determine how best your organization can share its input with us.  If it is relatively convenient, I would like to encourage industry stakeholders such as your organization to participate in the in-person session.

NIFA Listens Fact Sheet:

https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource/NIFA-Listens-Fact-Sheet.pdf

NIFA Listens Announcement through the Federal Register:

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/27/2018-18535/stakeholder-listening-opportunity-for-priorities-in-research-education-and-extension

NIFA listens input form:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nifalistens2018

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