Feds award Bergen Community College $4.5M to grow agriculture education

The federal government has awarded Bergen Community College a five-year, $4.5 million grant to help contribute to the growth of future food, agriculture, natural resources and human sciences (FANH) professionals.

The 2023 Feeding the Economy report commissioned by agriculture industry leaders shows that nearly 20% of all U.S. economic activity ($8.6 trillion) comes from the food and agriculture sector. Fifteen percent of all U.S. jobs reside within the affiliated industries – including at farms, research laboratories, manufacturers, engineering firms and logistics companies.

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