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Agriculture Funded Projects

Sponsor Amount Principal Investigator Project Summary
Department of Defense U.S. Army / Office of Naval Research (ONR)
6/1/2011 - 5/31/2014 Project Title:
Genetic Analysis of Seed Isoflavones, Protein, and Oil Contents in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]
$544,695 Dr. Abdelmajid Kassem U.S. Army grant award W911NF-11-1-0178 provides funding for applying genomic techniques to investigate the genetic analysis of several important agronomic traits, and identify and map quantitative trait loci (QTL) for seed isoflavones content, protein and oil content, yield, and yield components on the soybean genome. Funding will also support research and training of undergrad and graduate students knowledge of several genomic techniques, using state-of-the art equipment, analyzing data using statistical genomic software, and be trained in scientific writing of abstracts and publications.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
3/1/2011 - 2/28/2015 Project Title: 
Entrepreneurial Network Development Linked to a Southeastern North Carolina Regional Food System Initiative: Building Innovation Capacity in Limited Resource Rural Households
$366,519 Dr. Pamela Jackson USDA NIFA Community Food Project grant award 2011-67023-30061 provides funding for piloting a model of empowering low-income residents in Fayetteville, NC and low-resource farmers in eleven North Carolina rural counties by linking together the skills and resources of these rural and urban communities for developing sustainable solutions to challenges faced by these low-income consumers and low-resource food producers. The Community Food Project includes support and participation from multiple partners.
Department of Commerce - Economic Development Administration4
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2017 Project Title:
EDA University Center at Fayetteville State University
$385,776(Funds through 6/30/2015) Dr. Pamela Jackson The EDA University Center for Economic Development at FSU funded by the Economic Development Administration grant award 04-66-06676 represents a unique opportunity to make a significant difference in the long distressed economy of southeast North Carolina. Leveraging the extensive small business development expertise at FSU, the EDA University Center for Economic Development will drive job growth through coordinated support of innovative entrepreneurs and play a leading role in transforming disconnected pockets of success to collaborative clusters of self-sustaining growth. The EDA University Center for Economic Development will dedicate particular focus on high innovation segments within the regional defense, energy, and agriculture segments.
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
9/30/2014 - 9/29/2016 Project Title:
Promoting Food Security in a Low Income Urban Community: The Murchison Road Community Farmers Market
$79,372 Dr. Pamela Jackson USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) grant award 14·FMPPX·NC·0104 provides funding under the Farmers Market Promotion Program to address low income and low food access in an urban community characterized by poverty and limited access to supermarkets, and create food market opportunities by establishing a farmers market that links local small scale farmers with a food insecure community in an effort to improve economic and health outcomes while contributing to the vitality and liveability of the area.

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