Blue Ribbon Commission Releases Report on Forest and Forest Products Research and Development in the 21st Century

NAUFRP Statement:  The recently released report of the US Endowment for Forestry and Communities’ Blue Ribbon Commission on Forest and Forest Products Research and Development in the 21st Century underscores the need to bolster our capacity to solve the problems facing our forests and associated forest products industry.  The Commissioners have done an admirable job of describing the current state of forestry research and development.  Their central message recommending major changes in forest sector R&D …

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Abstracts Deadline 2018 Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources

The deadline for the 2018 Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources call for abstracts has been extended to Friday, October 27.  As a reminder, while we are soliciting contributions in the areas and related topics listed below, we also welcome proposals for themes not explicitly noted. Experiential and service learning Communications and leadership Recruitment, retention and advising Technology Curriculum and assessment Diversity and inclusion More information, as well as a link to submit …

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NIFA Report on Capacity Programs

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new report on March 27th that measured the effectiveness of investments in America’s land-grant universities through food and agriculture research, extension, and education projects. The report, National Evaluation of Capacity Programs, was prepared by TEConomy Partners. NIFA commissioned the study to determine whether funding based on 100-year-old legislation is still a suitable model to support 21st Century …

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