• Here We Go…

    What an exciting week here at FFAR! We announced our first two programs at the conclusion of what had been a spectacular Board Meeting and public forum. I can only say, whew! That was some week. Thanks to all who participated in the public meeting. We heard a number of interesting ideas for potential partnerships, programs and how we might develop the FFAR organization. It’s always helpful to get the temperature of the community especially when we are in our formative years as a new organization.

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  • Food and Agriculture Industry Stakeholders Address FFAR Board

    The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Board of Directors and staff welcomed input from eleven groups whose representatives spoke at the Foundation’s first public board meeting session. Those who answered the Board’s invitation to speak at the October 28 session were invited to prepare a three-minute address with input on FFAR’s research target areas […]

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  • Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Working to Jumpstart Scientific Careers in Food and Agriculture with Up to $6M in Research Awards

    Foundation Seeks Inaugural Partners for “New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research” Award WASHINGTON, October 28, 2015 – The Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR) intends to present up to 10 early-career scientists with a new award for innovative research in one or more of FFAR’s seven focus areas. The up to $200,000 per year […]

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  • Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Aims to Mitigate Potential Threats to Food Safety and Supply by Funding First Responders

    Rapid Response Program Will Deploy Emergency Research, Education, and Extension Dollars WASHINGTON, October 28, 2015 – The Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR) today announced that it will launch an initiative to protect growers and consumers from threats to the nation’s food supply and safety. The funds deployed by the Foundation, a national nonprofit organization […]

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  • Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Announces Inaugural Initiatives

    First Research Projects Will Build Human Capacity in Food and Agriculture and Deploy Emergency Funding to Support Research Targeting Potential Threats to Food Safety and Supply WASHINGTON, October 28, 2015 – The Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR) today announced its two inaugural programs: a research award for innovative early career scientists to pursue research […]

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  • FFAR Board of Directors Invites Public to Attend and Comment at Public Session

    The FFAR Board of Directors and Executive Director Dr. Sally Rockey invite you to attend the Foundation’s first public session of the board. Attendees will hear from Dr. Rockey and are also invited to voice their insights and advice for the Foundation. Should you wish to attend, and/or prepare a three-minute address to Dr. Rockey […]

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  • Rock Talk Returns

    I am blogging in my new position as Executive Director of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. I find it almost too good to be true that I am able to see this new organization through its inaugural years.

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  • FFAR Board Announces Initial Research Target Areas

    Following its June 11 board meeting, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture announced its initial research target areas: seven subtopics that fall under the two umbrellas of “better health through food” and “more productive, sustainable agriculture:” More productive, sustainable agriculture Improving plant efficiency Optimizing agricultural water use Transforming soil health Enhancing sustainable farm animal resilience, […]

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  • Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Names First Executive Director

    NIH’s Sally Rockey, Ph.D., will bring scientific knowledge, leadership, and research administration experience to FFAR WASHINGTON, June 11, 2015 – Dr. Sally Rockey will join the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) as its first executive director, the Foundation announced today. Rockey, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) deputy director for extramural research, will […]

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  • New Foundation to Deploy $200 Million to Catalyze Innovation in Food and Agriculture

    WASHINGTON, February 26, 2015 – The new Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) will leverage its initial $200 million in funding from Congress to solve pressing challenges in food and agriculture, resolved the FFAR Board of Directors at their Board meeting on Capitol Hill. The Board met on February 5 and 6 to refine […]

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