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Academic Partners at UMass Amherst

The Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment works with and provides resources within academic departments at UMass Amherst. Most of these departments are within the College of Natural Sciences, as is the Center itself, although some are within other Schools and Colleges.

National Institute of Food and Agriculture at USDA

The National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the United States Department of Agriculture  (USDA) is the federal partner for Cooperative Extension and Experiment Stations (research) across the nation. It was founded in 2008, replacing the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES).

Barnstable and Plymouth Counties

Barnstable and Plymouth Counties are the only counties in Massachusetts in which county government continues to prode Extension services.

Agriculture and Commercial Horticulture Organizations in Massachusetts

Inclusion on this list is for information only and does not represent or imply an endorsement by the University of Massachusetts Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment. The Center is not responsible for any information on any of these sites.