Lucas Applauds $1.7 Million USDA Investment Expanding Ag Research at Langston University

July 29, 2021
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) applauded the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) recent announcement that the USDA’s National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $1,789,550 to Langston University to support and expand agriculture research, teaching, and extension activities.

“Langston University has long played an important role in the field of food and agricultural sciences and research. Expanding agriculture capacity, including livestock and crop research, lends discoveries that can have a tremendous impact on people all over the globe,” said Congressman Lucas. “I applaud USDA for continuing to support the prestigious work done at Langston University, and I look forward to working to ensure investments in agriculture research continue in Oklahoma and across the country.”

The four grants through the 1890 Institution Teaching, Research, and Extension Capacity Building Grants program will ensure Langston University will be able to enhance methods of livestock research, improve goat production methods, secure sustainable production of small ruminants, and improve goat producer education. 

“Our 1890 Land-grant universities are an integral part of our nation’s fabric,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “As USDA continues to work tirelessly to advance equity and provide greater access to nutritious and safe food for all Americans, especially to historically disadvantaged groups, this investment will strengthen the ability of our Land-grant Institutions to deliver innovative solutions that address emerging agricultural challenges impacting diverse communities. We are pleased to be able to build the research and training capacity of these critical institutions as they develop the next generation of leaders in agriculture.”

Click here for more information about the investments made to Langston University.