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Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program

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Closing Date: Friday, June 30, 2017
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-RHSE-006360
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,800,000 

Capacity Building Grants for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture Program

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Closing Date: Friday, September 15, 2017
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-NLGCA-006361
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,700,000

 
Capacity Building Grants for Non-Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture Program (NLGCA)
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RSS Award Winners 2017
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Distinguished Service to Rural Life Award

Carol and John Zippert - Green County Democrat Newspaper

Distinguished Rural Sociologist Award

Dr. Leif Jensen - Distinguished Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography, Pennsylvania State University

Excellence in Research Award

Dr. Shannon Elizabeth Bell - University of Kentucky

Excellence in Instruction Award  

Dr. Richelle Winkler - Michigan Technological University

Excellence in Extension and Public Service Award

Dr. Dreamal Worthen - Florida A & M University

Olaf Larson Graduate Student Paper Award

Amanda McMillan Lequieu - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Certificate of Appreciation

Professor Stephen G. Sapp - Department of Sociology, Iowa State University

Fred Buttel Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award

Dr. Hannah Holleman - Amherst College

 

 
Election 2016 MiniConference
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Are you puzzled by the 2016 Election? Join us on Friday, July 28 for a special one-day mini-conference to examine how we got here, where we are now, and where we go from here. Feel free to attend one or all of the panels and the RSS plenary address by Katherine Cramer, University of Wisconsin Madison. 

To see Election 2016 Mini-Conference details click on the following link: rev. RSS Rural Politics Mini-Conference flier.pdf

 
The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts (SBEBP) Challenge Area is designed to achieve the long term goal of advancing bioeconomy by facilitiating development of regional systems for the sustainable production of bioenergy, industrial chemicals, and biobased products from renewable sources and building a strong workforce, increasing stakeholder engagement, and informing policy makers. In FY 2017, this Challenge Area is soliciting applications in two priority areas: 1) Lignin or nano-cellulosic co-products from biomass feedstocks; and 2) Biomass feedstock genetic development and evaluation. Applications are invited from eligible entities to submit single-function Research projects, multi-function integrated Research, Education and/or Extension projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants (see Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts Challenge Area RFA for details).

Who is eligible to apply: 

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