Land-Grant Impacts showcases how land-grant universities use teaching, research, and extension to positively affect the agriculture industry, local communities, and the nation at large.
“The Land-Grant Impacts website is a new tool that will better inform the American people and the international community of the significant agricultural research, education and extension impacts taking place at land grant universities across our nation, which offer practical solutions to today’s critical societal challenges. This website will help policy makers and the public learn more about this work that is partially supported with NIFA funding,” said Sonny Ramaswamy, director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The website also hosts an internal database where land-grant universities and institutions can share results and updates of local, state, and regional Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension efforts. These impact statements specifically highlight advancements made to benefit food security; nutrition and health; youth, family, and communities; environmental stewardship; energy and bioproducts; and agricultural systems.
“Articulating positive changes as a result of Agriculture Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension research and education is critical today. The Board on Agriculture Assembly (BAA) celebrates the launch of this web site,” said Barbara Allen-Diaz, vice president, University of California, and chair, BAA Policy Board of Directors. “Having a searchable source for outcomes of our work will help to communicate the value of our research and extension programs in our land-grant universities.”
On the website, users can learn more about the development of public land-grant universities and their three-fold mission. Land-grant universities are committed to advancing learning, cultivating practical fields, and contributing to the economy.