NCFAR brings together entities representing research “customers”—organizations that need and benefit from USDA Research, Education, and Economics (REE) outcomes—with research and extension institutions, scientific societies, foundations and other stakeholders.
Our global food and agriculture system faces multifaceted challenges that severely threaten America’s social, environmental, and economic resources. Critical research and educational gaps will impact climate smart agriculture and nutrition security for all supply chain customers of USDA REE.
Federal research investments provide funding for USDA research, land grant colleges and universities, tribal colleges and universities, historically Black colleges and universities, and Extension programs throughout the nation.
We are actively engaged in the annual budget and appropriations processes and farm bill development and implementation, with a focus on advancing the broad mission objective of sustaining and increasing federal funding for USDA REE.
Our unique strength also lies in education and outreach initiatives, such as the highly successful seminar series on Capitol Hill.
NCFAR works to complement efforts of allied groups, such as APLU, the AFRI Coalition, Friends of ARS & NASS, and SoAR.