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Collaboration sprouts innovation.
We harvest the impacts.

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Collaboration

Administered by USDA-NIFA, the Hatch Multistate Research Fund provides capacity funding to land-grant universities working together on projects tackling regional issues in agriculture.

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Innovation

Multistate research projects are innovating agriculture and impacting the environment, economy, and society. Our impact statements capture the activities and impacts of these projects.

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Communication

Communicating the impacts of publicly funded research is a vital part of being accountable and gaining support. The Multistate Research Fund Impacts Program shares the impacts of Hatch Multistate projects via infographics and social media. We also train others to report their impacts.

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Collaboration

Administered by USDA-NIFA, the Hatch Multistate Research Fund provides capacity funding to land-grant universities working together on projects tackling regional issues in agriculture.

Asian market farm crops_USDA Flickr photo_bw.jpg

Innovation

Administered by USDA-NIFA, the Hatch Multistate Research Fund provides capacity funding to land-grant universities working together on projects tackling regional issues in agriculture.

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Communication

Administered by USDA-NIFA, the Hatch Multistate Research Fund provides capacity funding to land-grant universities working together on projects tackling regional issues in agriculture.

Climate Monitoring
Climate Monitoring

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iStock-1307665897_pecan nuts

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Climate Monitoring
Climate Monitoring

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Multistate research impacts the economy, environment, and society.

Multistate Research by the Numbers

$339M

$60M

allocated to State Agricultural Experiment Stations in FY2020

allocated to Hatch Multistate projects in FY2020

~275 

$339M

allocated to State Agricultural Experiment Stations in FY2020

active Hatch Multistate projects in 2022 across all regions

~2,400

researchers and Extension educators participating in Hatch Multistate projects in 2022

Multistate projects have a unique capacity to impact high-priority regional and national issues.

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Multidisciplinary teams bring in diverse expertise to tackle complex problems.

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Multistate
participation allows projects to address widespread issues and provide targeted solutions for specific areas.

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Sharing
tools, facilities, data, and other resources is encouraged.

 

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Collaboration
makes research more efficient by reducing duplicative efforts.

The History of the Multistate Research Fund

1862

MORRILL ACT
allows public lands to be used to establish "land-grant colleges" to provide agricultural and mechanical education for "the common man"

1994

Tribal colleges added to the land-grant university system.

2012

1890

Historically black colleges added to the land-grant university system.

1887

HATCH ACT establishes Agricultural Experiment Stations associated with the land-grant college(s) in each state.

THE MULTISTATE RESEARCH FUND IMPACTS PROGRAM
is formed to communicate the impacts of Multistate Research Projects.

1998

THE MULTISTATE RESEARCH FUND
is established through an amendment to the Hatch Act. The fund allots no less than 25% of annual Hatch Act funds for Multistate Research Projects.

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Impact matters.
Learn how to share your impacts.

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Impact Writing Workshops

These workshops demonstrate the role impact statements play in supporting research programs and give participants knowledge and tools for writing, identifying, and leveraging strong impact statements. We offer limited workshops through the year to select groups... 

Hatch Multistate groups may be eligible for a free workshop. For other groups, pricing varies.

 

Our 2-hour virtual workshop includes a presentation, examples, and Q&A. Our 3-hour in-person workshop includes extra time for participants to work on their own impact statements.

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Impact Writing Resources

We offer handouts, worksheets, videos, and other materials to help you write better impact statements...

Please feel free to download and share these materials with other members at your institution. Please attribute the materials to The Multistate Research Fund Impacts Program or MRF Impacts.

Impact Writing Resources

 

Writing Impact Statements: Overview

This infographic offers basic tips and guidelines for writing and sharing impact statements about agricultural research and Extension projects.

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Writing Impact Statements: Worksheet

This worksheet provides guided questions to help write an impact statement about an agricultural research and Extension project.

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Writing Impact Statements: Video

This infographic offers basic tips and guidelines for writing and sharing impact statements about agricultural research and Extension projects.

Writing Impact Statements: Video

This worksheet provides guided questions to help write an impact statement about an agricultural research and Extension project.