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Jul 2017
Thought For Food is an annual competition to catalyze university students from all fields of study around the world to learn more about the complex challenges of food security and to inspire them to channel their passions and creativity towards developing new ideas that make a difference.

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Jul 2017
Programming for Nutritionally Yours aims to educate the citizens of Louisiana about the positive benefits of making healthy nutritional choices, how to expand their food dollar and how to prepare food safely.

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Jul 2017
The USDA estimates that 15.8 percent of Maine households are food insecure, ninth in the nation for food insecurity. Meanwhile, Maine has 8,200 farming operations managing 1.45 million acres of land. For several years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff have been creating sustainable linkages between farms, volunteers, and food pantries/community meal sites.

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Jul 2017
University of Minnesota Extension SNAP-Ed helps nearly 40,000 people make healthy food choices via 281 partnerships.

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Jul 2017
In regions across the globe, women in agriculture have less access to resources and opportunities than their male counterparts. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) estimates that closing the gender gap by ensuring women have the same access as men to resources would increase yields by 30 percent, feeding an additional 150 million people.

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Jul 2017
University of Missouri beef geneticist and extension specialist, Jared Decker, is working to help Missouri farmers and ranchers improve breeding and sustainability for their cattle and the environment.

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Jul 2017
The public university system provides support for both public and private water management needs in the state. The Conservation and Survey Division of UNL collects and maintains key hydrologic and geologic data, hundreds of university researchers as well as the Nebraska Water Center and Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute provide technical and analytical expertise for the State and for other water stakeholders, and the UNL Extension system provides education and outreach programming statewide that support sustainable water use.

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Jul 2017
A significant amount of data is collected to develop the yield forecasts. For each forecast, faculty and extension educators from all partner universities provide input on their crop stage.

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Jul 2017
The Cornell Alliance for Science believes the best way to change minds and policies is to change the conversation. Through international training, multimedia, and outreach programs, the Cornell Alliance for Science is seeking to bring science and evidence into the contentious conversation around agricultural biotechnology.

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Jul 2017
Thanks to North Carolina State University, several U.S. growers have been able to use grafted tomato plants to return land plagued by bacterial wilt to production. And a new project promises to give growers even more choices.

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