We support research and extension projects that align with the National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture’s National Strategic Plan. Hundreds of individuals from for-profit, NGO, and land-grant/governmental organizations helped craft this strategic plan.
NICH works to ensure that Consumer Horticulture continues to grow. Today Consumer Horticulture supports a $196 billion/year, two million employee, end-use economy. We seek to ensure that it receives the technical and research support needed to continue its expansion as a robust segment of our agricultural economy.
To request a letter of support from NICH for your project that advances our National Strategic Research and Extension Plan outlined below:
- Contact the Chair of NICH at least 10 days before the letter due date.
- Provide an abstract or outline of the project, a list of the project participants, and 1-2 paragraphs outlining how the project supports NICH goals and objectives.
Notes: The Chair will forward the information to the Executive Committee. If there are no objections or concerns, the letter will be written. If objections or concerns of committee members cannot be resolved by the individual or organization requesting support, the letter will not be forthcoming.