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October 7, 2019
Washington, DC – Recognizing visionary leadership and diversity in educational programming, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Cooperative Extension, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that Matthew Devereaux of the University of Tennessee will receive the 2019 Excellence in Extension Award and two Iowa State University-led teams will receive the National Extension Diversity Award. Both awards, along with Regional Excellence in Extension Awards, will be presented at a ceremony on Nov. 10 in San Diego, California during APLU’s 132nd Annual Meeting. NIFA and Cooperative Extension have sponsored the awards since 1991.
May 3, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in which he outlines concerns and priorities about the proposed relocation of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture outside of the Washington, DC region and the impact it would have on science.
December 21, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released a statement about the impending partial government shutdown that will go into place at midnight unless Congress and the White House reach an agreement.
December 13, 2018
Washington, DC – APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement hailing the passage of the Farm Bill.
October 25, 2018
Washington – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the recipients of awards recognizing excellence in agricultural research. The awards will be presented at the 131st Annual Meeting of the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) on Nov. 11 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
August 17, 2018
Washington, DC – Orlando F. McMeans, Chair of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities' Board on Agriculture Assembly (BAA) and Vice President for Research and Public Service at West Virginia State University, today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposal to move its National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and Economic Research Service (ERS) out of Washington, DC metro area.
July 26, 2018
Washington, DC – Iowa State University has been selected to establish and host a new national Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Education. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) chose Iowa State to lead the institute, which will utilize a One Health approach to comprehensively tackle the AMR problem.
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 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.
November 12, 2017
Washington, DC – At its 130th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Experiment Station Section today recognized a multistate research project spanning 21 public universities and two federal agencies with its 2017 National Multistate Research Award. The project, Water Management and Quality for Ornamental Crop Production and Health, studied water use by growers of ornamental plants that are often used for landscaping. The project then used outreach efforts to help growers increase the efficiency of their water use, improve related practices and enhance environmental stewardship