By Doug Steele, APLU Vice President for Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources
Federal funding for research and education in food, agriculture, and natural resources is critical to solving many societal challenges. As a nation, if we want to decrease obesity and malnutrition, control invasive species, improve the vitality of our rural communities, and provide clean water, healthy forests, abundant fish and wildlife, and sustainable energy, we need to invest far more in the agricultural research, education, and Extension system.
The application period for APLU’s Degree Completion Award is now open, with applications due July 1. All APLU institutions are strongly encouraged to apply for the award after reviewing the application and guidelines.