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  • supporting agricultural research in the Northeast

  • promoting institutional collaboration


agInnovation Annual Meeting

September 22-25, 2024

Raleigh, NC (Hosted by North Carolina State University)

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2024 Northeast Joint Summer Session (NEED-NERA)

Thanks to all who attended the Northeast Joint Summer Session in Providence!  Minutes from the NERA Business Meeting of June 5 are now posted.

agInnovation Meetings - Summer and Fall 2024 

agInnovation will hold a summer business meeting on July 16 from 8:30 am - 11:45 am ET, during the APLU BAA Summer Leadership Meeting in Providence, RI.  This will be a hybrid session, intended to include both in-person and virtual attendees.  Please contact NERA if you are seeking connection details.  Registration is also live for the in-person agInnovation Annual Fall Meeting, September 22-25 in Raleigh, NC, hosted by North Carolina State University.

Northeast Agenda

Members of NERA and the Northeast Extension Directors (NEED) are excited to share the release of the Northeast Agenda:  A Joint Vision for the Future of the Northeast.  The report identifies challenges and opportunities for the region's Land-grant programs as they work together to ensure a regenerative, livable, and vibrant region.  Click here to view the full report.

NERA Funding Support RFA 2024

We have posted the 2024 NERA Funding Support for Grant Applications RFA.

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The value of NERA:  What we do 

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We serve as administrators for the region, managing the Northeast portfolio of multistate projects and providing oversight of the National Information Management and Support System (NIMSS).

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Information Commons

We are an information commons, serving as both aggregators and disseminators.  NERA hosts best practice sessions, orientations, trainings, and distribute a biweekly newsletter.  We are relentless networkers, connected with business officers, communicators, NGOs, NIFA personnel, influencers, and policy makers.

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NERA serves as a "Co-Laboratory."  We engage regional stations in multistate efforts.  We extend planning grant opportunities to assist faculty with submission of competitive, externally funded grants.  We provide a non-judgmental forum for holding conversations on challenges faced by deans and directors.

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We represent the region, serving as the face and voice of Northeast Agricultural Experiment Stations on both regional and national levels.  We promote engagement, and assist our directors that take on national leadership positions.

NERA Office of the Executive Director

Dr. Richard C. Rhodes III

Executive Director, NERA


Green Hall Room 115
University of Rhode Island
35 Campus Avenue
Kingston, RI 02881
Office: (401) 874-2468

David Leibovitz

Coordinator, NERA


Green Hall Room 115
University of Rhode Island
35 Campus Avenue
Kingston, RI 02881
Office: (401) 874-4801

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