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June 20, 2018
Washington, DC – In recognition of their extraordinary community outreach initiatives, four member universities of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) have been selected as regional winners of the 2018 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. As regional winners, Ball State University, University of Florida, Texas Tech, and Virginia Tech will represent and compete for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award, which will be announced during the APLU Annual Meeting November 11-13 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
June 20, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding immigration proposals being debated in the House of Representatives. 
June 13, 2018
Doug Steele, who has spent his career advocating for agricultural research, education, and Extension, has been named Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Vice President for Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources. Steele will succeed Ian Maw who is retiring from the position effective December 31, 2018.
June 13, 2018
Washington, DC – Continuing their call for Congress and the administration to enact critical measures to ensure the United States maintains its role as global innovation leader, the organizers of a coalition of more than 500 businesses, scientific organizations, and research universities in all 50 states today issued a progress report that details why Congress and the White House must do more to maintain and expand America’s innovation advantage. While the report details some important achievements, particularly recent funding boosts for research, the organizers of “Innovation: An American Imperative” warn that the U.S. continues to risks falling behind other nations that are urgently advancing conditions to foster growth in research, science, education, and other innovation overall.
June 6, 2018
Washington, DC — As Congress considers the Farm Bill and agricultural appropriations, agricultural researchers from a variety of disciplines will update members of Congress and their staff on research covering current challenges and emerging threats in agriculture, food, and natural resources. The Capitol Hill reception and exhibition taking place tonight will demonstrate how multiple types of USDA funding (intramural, extramural, competitive, and capacity) work together to bolster American innovation.