Welcome to the FFAR Blog! You'll get the latest news from FFAR and hear from our staff about funding opportunities, current projects, and how we work to build partnerships that elevate food and agriculture research.  Here, you'll find regular posts from our Executive Director Sally Rockey, our team of Scientific Program Directors, and scientists who are working on FFAR-funded projects. Thanks for reading!

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Recent Posts

Offshore pens for Atlantic salmon at Cooke Aquaculture.

A Look at Maine Aquaculture

By Tim Kurt, FFAR Scientific Program Director Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Maine and take part in a tour of aquaculture research, production and processing facilities. The tour was hosted by Sebastian Belle ...
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Field being watered with pivot irrigation system.

Getting Smarter During Smart Irrigation Month

Guest Co-Author: Deborah M. Hamlin, CEO, Irrigation Association  Pivot irrigation systems are one example of irrigation technology at work. Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Water is the driving force of all nature.” It is amazing how ...
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Sen. Pat Roberts speaking

FFAR Open House Reception

Last week, FFAR staff welcomed visitors to our first open house reception. We’d like to thank Kansas Senator Pat Roberts for his opening remarks and continued support for agricultural sciences. The slideshow below recaps memorable ...
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Healthy Soils, Thriving Farms: New Cover Crop Initiative

Today, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation announced a $6.6 million initiative to improve soil health through development and adoption of cover crops across the United States. Together, ...
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First FFAR Grantees: Meet the 2016 New Innovators

Today I am honored to announce the first scientists to receive Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research grants. Our New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award program sought talented individuals working toward innovation in their ...
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