Director

(1) Definitions In this subsection: (A) Advisory Board The term “Advisory Board” means the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board established under section 1408 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 ( 7 U.S.C. 3123 ). (B) Applied research The term “applied research” means research that includes expansion of the findings of fundamental research to uncover practical ways in which new knowledge can be advanced to benefit individuals and society. (C) Capacity and infrastructure program The term “capacity and infrastructure program” means each of the following agricultural research, extension, education, and related programs for which the Secretary has administrative or other authority as of the day before the date of enactment of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008: (i) Each program providing funding to any of the 1994 Institutions under sections 533, 534(a), and 535 of the Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994 ( 7 U.S.C. 301 note; Public Law 103–382 ). (ii) The program established under section 536 of the Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994 ( 7 U.S.C. 301 note; Public Law 103–382 ) providing research grants for 1994 Institutions. (iii) Each program established under subsections (b) and (c) of section 343 of this title . (iv) Each program established under the Hatch Act of 1887 ( 7 U.S.C. 361a et seq.). (v) Each program established under section 1417(b) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 ( 7 U.S.C. 3152(b) ). (vi) The animal health and disease research program established under subtitle E of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 ( 7 U.S.C. 3191 et seq.) except for the competitive grant program under section 1433(b) [ 7 U.S.C. 3195(b) ]. (vii) Each extension program available to 1890 Institutions established under section 1444 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 ( 7 U.S.C. 3221 ). (viii) The program established under section 1445 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 ( 7 U.S.C. 3222 ). (ix) The program providing grants to upgrade agricultural and food sciences facilities at 1890 Institutions established under section 1447 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 ( 7 U.S.C. 3222b ). (x) The program providing distance education grants for insular areas established under section 1490 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 ( 7 U.S.C. 3362 ). (xi) The program providing resident instruction grants for insular areas established under section 1491 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 ( 7 U.S.C. 3363 ). (xii) Each research and development and related program established under Public Law 87–788 (commonly known as the “McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Act”) ( 16 U.S.C. 582a et seq.). (xiii) Each program established under the Renewable Resources Extension Act of 1978 ( 16 U.S.C. 1671 et seq.). (xiv) Each program providing funding to Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities under section 1456 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 [ 7 U.S.C. 3243 ]. (xv) The program providing capacity grants to NLGCA Institutions under section 1473F of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 [ 7 U.S.C. 3319i ]. (xvi) Other programs that are capacity and infrastructure programs, as determined by the Secretary. (D) Competitive program The term “competitive program” means each of the following agricultural research, extension, education, and related programs for which the Secretary has administrative or other authority as of the day before the date of enactment of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008: (i) The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative established under section 3157(b) of this title . (ii) The program providing competitive grants for risk management education established under section 1524(a) of this title . (iii) The program providing community food project competitive grants established under section 2034 of this title . (iv) The beginning farmer and rancher development grant program established under subsection (d) of section 2279 of this title . (v) The program providing grants under section 1417(j) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 ( 7 U.S.C. 3152(j) ). (vi) The program providing grants for Hispanic-serving institutions established under section 1455 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 ( 7 U.S.C. 3241 ). (vii) The program providing competitive grants for international agricultural science and education programs under section 1459A of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 ( 7 U.S.C. 3292b ). (viii) The research and extension projects carried out under section 5811 of this title . (ix) The organic agriculture research and extension initiative established under section 5925b of this title . (x) The specialty crop research initiative under section 7632 of this title . (xi) The research, extension, and education programs authorized by section 7627 of this title relating to the competitiveness, viability and sustainability of small- and medium-sized dairy, livestock, and poultry operations. (xii) Other programs that are competitive programs, as determined by the Secretary. (E) Director The term “Director” means the Director of the Institute. (F) Fundamental research The term “fundamental research” means research that— (i) increases knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and has the potential for broad application; and (ii) has an effect on agriculture, food, nutrition, or the environment. (G) Institute The term “Institute” means the National Institute of Food and Agriculture established by paragraph (2)(A).

Source

7 USC § 6971(f)(1)


Scoping language

None identified. Default scope is assumed to be the entire title.
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