USDA Investing in Agriculture Research at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
USDA announced an investment of more than $21.8 million to 1890 Land-grant Institutions to support agriculture research at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded the funding to 58 projects designed to build capacity for teaching, research and extension activities at eligible institutions including curriculum design, materials development, faculty development, student recruitment and retention, and extension program development support. Funded projects include an heirs property project at Tuskegee University, Kentucky State University’s project for training minority producers in produce handling and developing value-added products, and other Tuskegee projects related to pastured poultry and meat goat improvement. A list of funded projects is available online.