1890 Institution Teaching, Research and Extension Capacity Building Grants (CBG) Program

The 1890 CBG is intended to strengthen teaching, research and extension programs in the food and agricultural sciences by building the institutional capacities of the 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, including Tuskegee University, West Virginia State University, and Central State University (per Section 7129 of Pub. L. 113-79). The CBG program supports projects that strengthen teaching programs in the food and agricultural sciences in the need areas of curriculum design and materials development, faculty development, and others. CBG supports projects that strengthen research and extension programs in need areas of studies and experimentation, extension program development support systems, and others. The CBG also support integrated project grants. The intent of this initiative is to increase and strengthen food and agriculture sciences at the 1890s through integration of education, research and extension. Applications submitted to CBG must address at least one of the following NIFA strategic goals: sustainable bioenergy; food security; childhood obesity prevention; or food safety. See RFA for details. Continue reading

USDA Announces $18.9 Million in Awards to Improve Research Facilities at 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $18.9 million in renewal awards to build or improve agricultural and food science research facilities and equipment at historically black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities.  Today’s announcement builds on USDA’s ongoing efforts to foster strong partnerships with the 1890 community, ensure equal access to USDA programs and services, and support educational opportunities for the next generation of farmers and ranchers. Continue reading

USDA Awards $18 Million for 1890 Land-Grant Universities Research, Education and Extension Activities

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced 53 grants totaling more than $18 million to support research, teaching, and extension activities at 1890 historically black land-grant colleges and universities through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

“Earlier this year, we celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Second Morrill Act and USDA’s historic partnership with 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities,” said Vilsack.  “Today’s announcement continues our partnership and will help ensure the schools are able to sustain our nation’s agricultural sector for another 125 years and beyond.  We are pleased to be able to build the capacity of these important institutions and support the next generation of leaders in agriculture.” Continue reading

IPM in Alabama honored during commemorative event

The Alabama IPM Program was one of four collaborations highlighted last week during the Joint Commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Land-Grant Act.

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