The FFAR Board of Directors includes 17 voting members, and five ex-officio members designated by Congress. FFAR’s non-voting ex officio members are the stewards of the Foundation's close partnerships with the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Specifically, these members provide insight into the federal research enterprise and ensure that FFAR’s work complements USDA and NSF research.
Mississippi State University President Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum chairs the FFAR Board of Directors.
Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Director, MSU AgBioResearch and Assistant Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
Distinguished Professor of Horticulture and Sustainable and Community-Based Food Systems
Executive Director, Congressional Program
Retired Deputy Director, Agricultural Research and Development
Chairman of the Board
Director of the Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering
Retired Corporate Vice President, Research and Development
Founder and CEO
Regents Professor Emeritus, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health
Professor of Neurology and Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases