Funding to Repay Educational Loans for Veterinarians

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $4.2 million in available funding to help eligible veterinarians repay a portion of their veterinary school loans in return for serving in areas of the United States lacking sufficient veterinary resources. Funding is made through NIFA’s Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP), authorized by the …

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Alabama Junior/Senior High School Cookoff is Saturday

The Alabama State Beef checkoff is proud to once again help support the annual Alabama Junior/Senior High School Cookoff. It will be held this Saturday, April 8 at Carver High School in Montgomery. Students will participate for various awards in both the junior and senior north and south division winners, and of course the overall best of beef distinction. More …


New Funding Opportunities for Higher Education

USDA Announces $4.5 Million for Higher Education Support The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of $4.5 million in funding to help higher education institutions teach the next generation of food and agricultural science professionals. Funding is made through NIFA’s Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program.


Study Shows Capacity Funding is a Valued Investments to States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) released a new report that measured the effectiveness of NIFA’s investments to our nation’s land-grant universities — investments that benefit the American public through agriculture and food research, extension, and education projects. The report, “National Evaluation of Capacity Programs,” was prepared by TEConomy Partners.

Daily Access to Local Foods for School Meals: Key Drivers

by Katherine Ralston, Elizabeth Beaulieu, Jeffrey Hyman, Matthew Benson, and Michael Smith USDA Economic Research Service What Is the Issue? USDA’s Farm to School Program was established in 2012 to improve access to local foods in eligible schools through grants and technical assistance. Farm-to-school programs bring locally or regionally produced foods into school cafeterias; provide hands-on learning activities such as school …

Florida FFA Beast Feast is Saturday

The 14th annual Florida FFA Foundation Beast Feast & Auction is scheduled for this Saturday, March 25 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center near Haines City. Executive Director of the Florida FFA Foundation, Michael Rogalsky, says their annual event also includes the inaugural Future Farmer Classic sporting clay event.

??2017 National Ag Day

Agriculture Council of America Announces 2017 National Ag Day Date & Theme The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 21, 2017. This will mark the 44th anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The theme for National Ag Day 2017 is “Agriculture: Food For Life.”

Beef 101 Courses Supported by Checkoff

Many Beef 101 courses have taken place over the years to help those interested in expanding their knowledge of the total beef industry. In this weeks “Getting to know your beef checkoff” brought to you by your beef checkoff, head of the Animal Science Department at Auburn University, Dr. Wayne Greene, says they appreciate the efforts of the beef checkoff …