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SoAR developed and organizes FedByScience, a collaborative communications initiative to raise the visibility of the value of public investments in agricultural research. Through this initiative, participating universities are joining together to tell stories of compelling research with a goal of increasing funding for the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (capacity, extension, and competitive) as well as state-level research. The Advisory Committee of deans and senior leaders provides counsel. SoAR produced a video, created an extensive interactive story bank, and launched FedByScience in April 2018 with congressional briefings and media outreach.