USDA Announces $1.2 Million to Support Aquaculture Research Projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $1.2 million in available funding for aquaculture research projects in the areas of genetics, disease, production systems, and economics. Funding is made through NIFA’s Aquaculture Research Competitive Grants Program, authorized by the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant Act.

“Sustainability of the aquaculture industry is important both from the perspective of nutritional security and the creation of jobs,” said NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy. “We’re committed to investing in science and education to ensure that our nation’s aquaculture industry thrives.” Continue reading

USDA Announces $1.2 Million in Available Funding for Aquaculture Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced more than $1.2 million in available funding to support the development of environmentally and economically sustainable aquaculture in the United States. This funding is available through the Aquaculture Research Program, administered through USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Continue reading

Meryl Broussard receives “Unsung Hero” award

Dr. Broussard has been a great supporter of IPM programs for years, so I’m sharing this story that was in this week’s NIFA Update.

NIFA Associate Director for Programs Dr. Meryl C. Broussard is not only NIFA’s Unsung Hero, he is one of USDA’s Unsung Heroes. This award is presented by the Organization of Professional Employees of the USDA. Broussard has served in several of NIFA’s predecessor/sister agencies, dating back to 1985 when he first joined USDA. He selflessly, collegially, and effectively has given of himself during his long and quietly distinguished career in public service.

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