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Warner, Kaine Announce Nearly $1 Million to Improve Agricultural Research at VSU

USDA grant will provide funding to improve agricultural and food science research

Aug 31 2016

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that Virginia State University will receive $993,968 in funds from the Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to improve food science research facilities and equipment at historically black Land-Grant Colleges and Universities.

“Virginia State University is in a position to build upon its longstanding role in promoting agricultural sciences,” said Sen. Warner. “These awards will support VSU’s programs in agriculture, food and nutrition sciences, and in the development of a pipeline of diverse and talented managers for the hospitality industry.”

The awards announced today are made through the Facilities Grants program, which provides funding for the acquisition and improvement of food, agricultural, and human sciences facilities and equipment so that historically black 1890 land-grant institutions may participate fully in the production of human capital in the food and agricultural sciences.

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