• Unleashing the Potential of Big Data in Agriculture: Water Use

    The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research recognizes the critical need to more sustainably manage agricultural water use. I am blogging today, on World Water Day,  to help raise awareness about this important issue, share the ways in which we at FFAR plan to help tackle this challenge, and to invite you to join us. […]

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  • Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Hires Four Scientific Program Directors, Doubling Staff with Establishment of New Department

    Lucyna Kurtyka, M.S., Tawny Mata, Ph.D., Daniel Moebius-Clune, Ph.D. and John Reich, Ph.D. bring depth and breadth of food and agriculture research experience WASHINGTON — The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research today announces four new staff members with expertise spanning critical components of the Foundation’s food and agriculture research agenda. The first members of the scientific […]

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  • Inspiring the Next Generation

    As a child I loved animals and everything biology (except, ironically, insects; who would think I would become an entomologist?!).  This love of science was the foundation for my wonderful career leading extramural research programs at the USDA, NIH and now as Director of FFAR, and I am humbled and honored to be part of […]

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  • Assembling FFAR Advisory Councils

    We are a small organization with big ideas. But our ability to transform these ideas into research programs will be greatly aided by extending ourselves into our community where the knowledge, experience, and insight of what’s important in food and agriculture research is at hand. Today, we are pleased to take the first step toward […]

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  • Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Seeks Scientific and Stakeholder Experts to Serve on Advisory Councils

    The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research opened nominations today for members of its inaugural Advisory Councils. Advisory Council members will serve three-year terms and advise the Foundation’s staff and board on program development, identify new and emerging issues of interest, and comment on policies or processes that impact the Foundation for Food and Agriculture […]

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