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Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) Fellowship Offers Food and Agriculture Students Three Years of Professional Development and Mentorship

The FFAR Fellowship Program was established to prepare students for leadership in food and agriculture, and to provide professional guidance and mentorship for graduate students looking for a career in the agriculture and life sciences industry. Over the course of the three-year program, an industry leader will sponsor a PhD student to develop them as… Read more »


Available NOW to Watch On-Demand— IAQ Training and Expertise Whenever You Want It!

The webinar Making the Connection: Linking IAQ, Energy Efficiency and Preventive Maintenance Together for Healthy Schools now can be viewed online! This webinar will demonstrate how to— Explain the critical connection between IAQ, energy efficiency and preventive maintenance, as well as the importance of properly integrating them for optimal occupant health and building performance during… Read more »


Healthy Kids Heroes 2018: Speaking Up For Safety

Every year to mark the anniversary of the March 18,1937 Texas School​ Explosion I salute inspirational leaders who demonstrate an​ extraordinary sense of responsibility and commitment to the safety of​ children and their communities. The Healthy Kids Hero Award was created as an annual opportunity to​ remember the 1937 tragedy — a gas explosion that… Read more »


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Unveils Farmers.gov, Interactive Website for Agricultural Producers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today unveiled Farmers.gov, the new interactive one-stop website for producers maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Farmers.gov is now live but will have multiple features added over the coming months to allow agricultural producers to make appointments with USDA offices, file forms, and apply for USDA programs…. Read more »


The 01/10/2018 edition of Southern Region IPM News, A publication of the Southern IPM Center, has been published

Southern Region IPM News posts a collection of headlines from news sources throughout the Southern Region. Some of the news provided here may also be national, such as notices about upcoming EPA or NIFA webinars or national events that affect this region. In the 01/10/2018 edition: • Georgia scientists help map the genetic code of… Read more »


NIFA Announces Support for Organic Agriculture Research, Extension, and Education

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the availability of $17.6 million in grants focused on organic agriculture research, education, and extension activities. These grants are funded through a competitive process by NIFA’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “America’s organic industry… Read more »


USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces Support for Small Business Innovation Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) – Phase II program. The SBIR program was established under the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982 to address scientific problems and create opportunities in agriculture that could lead to significant… Read more »


Press Release: A SAFER WAY TO KEEP SCHOOLS PEST FREE; STOP SCHOOL PESTS LAUNCHES FREE ONLINE COURSES

New Online Courses Help K12 School Employees Make Schools Healthier Places to Learn MADISON, Wis., December 14, 2017 – Stop School Pests, a new online training program, is now available to school employees across the United States and beyond at www.StopSchoolPests.com. The training will help schools reduce pest complaints, pesticide use, and pest-related costs, and… Read more »


The Winter 2017 edition of PESPWire has been published

PESPWire, The e-bulletin of EPA’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program has been published. In this edition you will find the following articles: Pest Prevention: Steps Designers Can Take New Jersey School District Overcomes Pest Control Challenges Free School IPM Tools Maintaining Momentum for School IPM New Pest Practices Manual for Mosquito Control New and Updated IPM Resources