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Three students from the PaCoN program attended the 2024 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum to learn from industry experts, connect with scholars, and gain insights on the latest trends and innovations in agriculture!

DC, February 15, 2024


Pacon Project Kickoff Meeting

Denver, August 12, 2023
The PaCoN Kickoff Meeting was held on August 12th in Denver, with the Project Director/Co-Directors, members of the Project Steering and Evaluation Committees, and other key personnel in attendance.
Over the course of this day-long meeting, the project execution plan was discussed, developed, and finalized.
From Learning to Leading
PEPS receives mega grant to create biosecurity career pipeline

July 9, 2023

USDA/NIFA-designated “institutions of higher education to foster the next generation of diverse agricultural professionals” that will receive these mega grants include CTAHR’s Dept. of Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences, which will partner with Leeward Community College and Oklahoma State University under the stewardship of PI Mohammad Arif. 

USDA Announces Inaugural “From Learning to Leading: Cultivating the Next Generation of Diverse Food and Agriculture Professionals Program”

June 21, 2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced a $262.5 million investment in institutions of higher education to foster the next generation of diverse agricultural professionals across the nation. This program is funded by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, which aims to lower costs for American families, expand access to markets to producers from all backgrounds and communities, build a clean energy economy and strengthen American supply chains.

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