The Department of Agriculture announced $18.9 million in funding on Wednesday for land-grant universities to obtain or improve agricultural and food sciences facilities and equipment. The funding, according to USDA, will help land-grant universities sustain their programs in agriculture, food, and human sciences. Previously funded projects include an outreach and teaching facility for livestock at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. The project also provided outdoor laboratory facilities for veterinary faculty and students.
Land-grant institutions must apply before early March. Since 2009, USDA has invested in land-grant initiatives to solve societal challenges and ensure the long-term viability of agriculture.
Source: NAFB News Service