U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Gloria Montaño Greene will visit Florida A&M University (FAMU) 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, to discuss USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities and three local projects selected for funding by the effort and led by experts at FAMU. The community is invited to attend.
She will be joined by project leads who will talk about the projects and how they plan to support producers and agriculture in the region.
Through Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities, USDA is investing $3.1 billion to expand market opportunities for American commodities produced using climate-smart practices. Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities projects benefit from a diverse range of project partners, including more than 30 minority-serving institutions, more than 20 tribal partners, and groups focused on working with small and underserved producers.
Projects include support for activities that will expand and increase producer access to markets for climate-smart commodities, provide financial and technical assistance to support climate-smart production practice implementation, quantify and monitor greenhouse gas benefits of climate-smart production practices, and bring the resulting commodities to new markets.
The event will be held at Perry Paige Auditorium, 1740 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.