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  • USDA Announces National Teaching Awards for Food and Agricultural Sciences

    Washington, D.C. – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today honored four public university faculty with national teaching awards recognizing excellence in agricultural sciences teaching and student engagement. Jacquelyn Dee Mosley of the University of Arkansas and Shyam Nair of Sam Houston State University were named national recipients of the U.S. Department of […]

  • National Experiment Station Section Awards Top Honors

    Denver, CO — The Experiment Station Section (ESS), a unit of The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources, Board on Agriculture Assembly, recognized individuals and teams for its excellence in diversity and inclusion, leadership, and multi-state research. Following a national solicitation for nominations and rigorous evaluation, these […]

  • USDA, APLU & Cooperative Extension Award Top Honors in Extension Excellence and Diversity

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recognizing visionary leadership and diversity in educational programming, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and Cooperative Extension announced the 2022 Top Honors in Extension Excellence and Diversity. USDA-NIFA, APLU, and Cooperative Extension have sponsored the awards since […]

  • USDA Announces National Teaching  Awards for Food and Agricultural Sciences

    Washington, D.C. – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today honored four public university faculty with national teaching awards recognizing excellence in agricultural sciences teaching and student engagement. Anna Dilger of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Nick Fuhrman of the University of Georgia were named national recipients of the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

  • USDA, Cooperative Extension & APLU Award Top Honors in Extension Excellence and Diversity

    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 Ann Allgood Berry of the University of Tennessee will receive the 2021 Excellence in Extension Award while the Coming Together […]

  • APLU Announces 2021 Board on Human Sciences Award Winners

    Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Board on Human Sciences (BoHS) today announced that four public university scholars will be honored with 2021 Board on Human Sciences Awards. The annual awards, to be presented on November 10, 2021, are given to national leaders working to advance human sciences in higher […]

  • APLU Statement on President Biden’s Nomination of Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young for USDA’s Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics

    Washington, DC – Douglas L. Steele, Vice President of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today released the following statement in support of President Biden’s nomination of Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young as Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics (REE) for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

  • APLU/AAVMC Gene Editing Task Force Recommends ‘Remodeling’ Federal Regulatory Landscape

    Washington, D.C.— Gene editing in agricultural animals has the potential to unleash enormous gains in productivity. But in order for those gains to be realized, “a remodeling of the federal regulatory landscape is needed.” That’s the conclusion of a panel of experts convened by the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and the Association […]

  • APLU, 350 Agricultural Organizations Call on Congress to Invest $11.5 Billion to Address Ag Research Infrastructure Needs

    The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and 350 agricultural organizations today called on Congress to invest $11.5 billion in the federal agricultural research infrastructure at colleges of agriculture.

  • New Study Sounds Alarm about Agriculture School Infrastructure

    Washington, D.C. – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today released a comprehensive study that found there is a collective total of nearly $11.5 billion in needed repairs and renovations at the buildings and supporting facilities at schools of agriculture authorized to receive U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research funding. The study was […]

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