Search TXNP
txnp temp ad

< More Around Texas

Monday, June 26, 2017

Share: facebooktwitterdigg

USDA awards Texas State $1 million SAFE agriculture education grant
Texas State University

August, 2014

The Department of Agriculture at Texas State University has received a four-year, $1 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grants Program (HSI).

The grant, awarded to Department of Agriculture faculty P. Ryan Saucier and Douglas G. Morrish, will support their project Southwest Agriculture And Food Security Education: Preparing Future Leaders For A Safe And Secure U.S. Food Supply System (SAFE) and will fund education for 10 undergraduate students from Austin Community College (ACC) and Southwest Texas Junior College (SWTJC). Upon completion of a two-year degree at ACC and SWTJC, students will transfer to Texas State and complete a bachelor's degree in agriculture or a related science. Additionally, 11 graduate students' educations will be funded at Texas State or New Mexico State University in agriculture or a related science.

Through the SAFE grant, all 21 students will become certified by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Preparedness and Response to Food and Agriculture Incidents: Management and Planning Level course along with five online Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) e-learning courses related to agriculture and food supply safety. Furthermore, all students will engage in day-long USDA and DHS job shadowing activities, a summer USDA or DHS internship, attend a national and/or a regional research conference and a professional development consortium.

Students will gain six certifications offered by DHS and FEMA and an immense amount of experience with food security, food safety and agroterrorism, thus helping narrow the gap of underrepresented students in food and agricultural sciences.



rss 

Your TXNP Weekly E-Newsletter is made possible by the generosity of:

FROST in many Texas cities
THE SID RICHARDSON FOUNDATION in Fort Worth


TXNP Professional Members Are Dedicated to Texas and Texans.

Aurora Grants & Consulting |Dawson Murray Teague Communications | ELITE Research | FOR THE PHILANTHROPIST | Graystone Consulting | J A Churchill Associates | John F. Lewis PC | McConnell & Jones LLC



Sign up for your personal TXNP E-Newsletter

at-t Meadows Foundation express news HOBLITZELLE FOUNDATION v greenly zachry foundation w b h b bank of america southwest airlines Sid W. Richardson Foundation forst