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HOW OCTAE CONNECTION FLASH EDITION FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ~ USDA AGRICULTURAL WORKFORCE TRAINING PRIORITY AREA! (236 hits)


For Immediate Release From OCTAE Connection!


The National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA’s) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) https://nifa.usda.gov/?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term= and https://nifa.usda.gov/program/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-afri?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term= includes an Agricultural Workforce Training (AWT) priority, which seeks to develop a technology- and data-savvy workforce that is ready for the field and industrial jobs in the food and agricultural sector. This priority will expand student access to agricultural jobs through the development of new workforce training programs or the expansion, improvement, or renewal of existing workforce training programs at community, junior, and technical colleges and institutes. An informational AFRI-AWT webinar will be held April 5, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET. For more information, or to preregister for this webinar, go online to NIFA’s webinar announcement: https://nifa.usda.gov/event/afri-awt-priority-area-informational-webinar?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=.

Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy Priority Area

The Professional Development for Agricultural Literacy (PDAL) program seeks to increase the number of K–14 education professionals trained in the food and agricultural sciences. Per the program announcement, “Participants (teachers, post-baccalaureate pre-service teachers, counselors, and administrators) are expected to develop and apply the skills necessary to integrate food and agricultural science concepts in their classes; explore the opportunities available in food and agricultural science career paths; and/or forge mentorships with professional and business leaders and faculty at four-year institutions.”

An informational PDAL webinar will be held April 6, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET. For more information, or to preregister for this webinar, go online to NIFA’s webinar announcement: https://nifa.usda.gov/event/afri-awt-priority-area-informational-webinar?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
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