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NIFA Invests $12.6 Million to Train More Than 100 Future Agricultural Science Professionals

WASHINGTON, D.C. September 1, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $12.6 million to support the training of 55 doctoral candidates and 52 postdoctoral scholars. Funding is made through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.  Read the full announcement on the NIFA website. 

NIFA Announces $3.1 Million Available to Support Food and Agricultural National Needs Fellowship Grants Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. September 1, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $3.1 million in available funding to train the next generation of policymakers, researchers, and educators in the food and agricultural sciences. There is a significant shortfall between the number of jobs being created and availability of graduates with bachelor’s or higher degrees in the food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or environmental specialtiesRead the full announcement on the NIFA website. 

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