This afternoon, Kentucky State University announced that they had been awarded a 7-million-dollar federal grant from the National Science Foundation. This is the largest competitive stand-alone federal award in the institution’s history, which will impact workforce development, STEM, and agriculture across the region. The money will be used to fund innovative research that will focus on soilless food systems for more sustainable agriculture. University scientists plan to create a system that uses hydroponics and fish waste as fertilizer to grow produce.