FFAR Board of Directors Public Conversation 2019

FFAR Public Conversation Slides


FFAR Public Conversation Slides 10Oct19 FINAL no video


Thank you for joining The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research’s annual Public Conversation. Attendees heard from FFAR Chairman of the Board Mark Keenum, Ph.D., FFAR Board Member Chris Mallett, Ph.D. and FFAR Executive Director Sally Rockey, Ph.D. on the Foundation’s recent and upcoming work. The presentation included an overview of the FFAR model, recent projects and the Foundation’s new Strategic and Sustainability Plan.

The event was held on October 11, 2019 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC. Thank you to AAAS for generously providing the space.


The FFAR Board of Directors sincerely thanks the guest speakers for responding to the open call for formal feedback and input on the FFAR Strategic Plan and how the Foundation might evolve in the coming years. The following guest speakers delivered remarks during the 2019 FFAR Public Conversation:

  1. Claire Baker, Director of Biotech Investments, The Toothpick Project
  2. Bashir Barau, PhD Student, Federal College of Agricultural Produce Technology, Nigeria
  3. Erin Cadwalader, Ph.D., Consultant, Entomological Society of America (ESA)
  4. Pam Coleman, President, and Christie Tarantino-Dean, CEO, Institute of Food Technologists
  5. Jose Dubeux, Associate Chair, University of Florida Agronomy Department
  6. Dorothee Goldman, Hammondsport, New York
  7. John Farmer, Government and Public Affairs Director, Irrigation Association
  8. Joyce Hunter, CEO, Vulcan Enterprises LLC
  9. Glace Flaherty, Research Scholar, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
  10. Lara Moody, Vice President of Stewardship & Sustainability, The Fertilizer Institute
  11. Ebenezer Saygba, Student,
  12. Reshmi Sarkar, Texas A&M Agrilife Research
  13. Vikram Sunkara, FAARM LLC
Public Conversation Statements
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