Urban Ag Listening Sessions Report
In April 2020, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requested written stakeholder input on the Urban, Indoor and other Emerging Agricultural Production Research, Education and Extension Initiative. The purpose of this Notice was to assist NIFA in developing the fiscal year 2020 Request for Applications for the Urban, Indoor and other Emerging Agricultural Production Research, Education and Extension Initiative.
To gather broad sector input and provide a coordinated response for NIFA, NUEL in partnership with the Western Center for Metropolitan Extension and Research (WCMER), and a number of local Farm Bureau chapters located in urban counties from across the country partnered, to host four online, interactive listening sessions and an online survey. Input was gathered from 153 participants through the listening sessions and an additional 68 people responded to the online survey. The stakeholders that provided input came from 38 U.S. states, territories and districts. The summary report provided to NIFA at the end of June 2020 is available here.Download report