Thursday, January 16, 2014

AFRI Foundational Program Webinar

AFRI Agricultural Economics and Rural Communities (AERC) Foundational Program Area webinar sponsored by NIFA.

DATE: Wednesday, January 22 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
*Date has changed to Thursday, January 23 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET.

Highlights of the AERC program area, eligibility requirements, and other aspects of the following five programs will be discussed along with questions and answers.
  • Economics, Markets and Trade
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation
  • Rural Communities and Regional Development
  • Small and Medium Sized Farms 
Moderator and Presenter: Fen Hunt (Moderator), Robbin Shoemaker, Jill Auburn, Denis Ebodaghe
To Participate: Join the webinar at the following link a few minutes before the starting time (number of lines are limited; first come first serve)
Weblink: Use the audio connection via your computer speakers/microphone or via telephone: 888-844-9904 access code 6824450# 
Important Dates/Links:
Letters of intent are required for these programs (a new requirement of AERC in 2014), due on February 19. The application deadline for full proposals is April 28, 2014. You cannot submit a proposal if you do not first submit a letter of intent.

The 2014 AFRI Foundational Request for Applications can be found at:
For Grant-Writing Tips and Other AFRI Information see:
For more information on  AERC including a link to abstracts of projects funded in the past (2011) see:
For additional information, please contact Robin Shoemaker at 202-720-5468 or

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