Update – AFRI Competitive Grant Proposals Abounding

eXtension has written more than 20 letters of acknowledgment in support of teams developing and submitting Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) grant proposals. Most teams are interested in enhancing existing Communities of Practice, while a few are interested in establishing a new Community of Practice. Proposals are being submitted across a number of program areas, i.e., Foundational, Global Food Security, Food Safety, Childhood Obesity Prevention and Climate Change. CoPs have been involved in forming working partnerships and many have also provided letters of acknowledgment. In many of the proposals we have reviewed Cooperative Extension will play an active role in the development and dissemination of educational programming. It has been a learning process for all involved!