USDA Invests in 1890 Land-grant Universities

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture will fund HBCU research and education projects.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has allocated over $33 million to support capacity-building initiatives at 1890 Land-grant Universities. Administered by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), this investment plans to fund 82 research, Extension, and education projects at 19 Historically Black Colleges and Universities designated as 1890 Land-grant Universities.

“The nation’s 1890 Land-grant Universities are uniquely positioned to advance fundamental sciences as well as translational research and development in support of agriculture, and this funding will increase their capacity to continue their invaluable work,” said NIFA Director Manjit Misra. “USDA looks forward to the impact these visionary projects will have in improving the supply of affordable, safe, nutritious, and accessible food and agricultural products, while fostering economic development and rural prosperity in America.”

The USDA also welcomed 100 scholars through the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program, providing full tuition and other benefits to students pursuing agriculture-related degrees at designated 1890 Land-grant Universities and Tuskegee University.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Misra as he oversees the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
  • For Secretary Tom Vilsack as he heads the Department of Agriculture.
  • For the scholars who will receive the tuition and benefits to bring expertise to the nation’s food supply.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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