In the News
- Everything you wanted to know about sustainable strawberries in an e-book
- "Announcement of Phase II Awards" (July 18)
- Vegetable Grower News (July 17) "Walmart funds Sustainability projects"
AgriLife TODAY (June 25th) "AgriLife Extension Offers new Strawberry Production Guide"
Southeast Farm Press
(June 3) "Research looks to Keep North Carolina strawberries sustainable, competitive"
The NSSI is a competitive grants program that aims to move sustainable production forward through multidisciplinary projects focused on new and proven technology, demonstration, outreach, extension and education, resulting in increased sustainable production and supply of strawberries to consumers.
Mission and Objectives of the NSSI
The goal of this Program is to improve sustainability of the US strawberry production system throughout the supply chain, from growers to consumers. To meet this goal, outreach, education, demonstration, and
development priority areas include:
Increasing the regional diversity of US strawberry production
Reducing chemical and energy inputs
Conserving water and improving soil health in production
Reducing post-harvest loss
This project is funded by a grant from the Walmart Foundation and administered by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Center for
Agricultural and Rural Sustainability.
National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative Grants Program
316 Plant Science Building, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 USA
Program Manager - Heather Friedrich, firstname.lastname@example.org, 479-575-2798
Financial Manager - Brenda Duggins, email@example.com, 501-671-2259
Communications Specialist - Luke Freeman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 479-575-2798