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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Forest Priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill

The Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition appealed to the House Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry to use the 2018 Farm Bill to address challenges faced by forest landowners. The coalition is a diverse group of interests that has worked together for more than 15 years to build consensus forest sector platforms for the last three Farm Bills.  Read the Coalition’s March 2017 letter to Congress here.

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NAUFRP Leadership

2017-2018 NAUFRP Officers Jim Allen, Past President (Northern Arizona University); Keith Belli, President (University of Tennessee); David Newman, President-Elect (SUNY).

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2016 Family Forest Education Award

2016 Family Forests Education Award The 2016 Family Forest Education Awards were presented at the NAUFRP General Assembly meeting in Madison, WI on November 2nd.  We had a banner year with numerous high-quality entries.  The panel of judges from across the country was impressed by both the quantity and quality of the work.  We appreciate all the entries received this year and encourage all to submit an entry next year. We have two awards each …

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2016 McIntire Stennis

2016 McIntire Stennis Strategic Plan – brochure 2016 McIntire Stennis Strategic Plan – print version The McIntire-Stennis (M-S) Cooperative Forestry Research Program has provided fundamental support for creating and strengthening forestry research and graduate training efforts at colleges and universities across the nation for nearly 50 years. M-S funding has helped produce thousands of forestry scientists and other research professionals, and M-S-supported research has provided critical basic understanding and applied solutions to extend the benefits …

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