The FFAR Board of Directors includes 18 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.

APPOINTED MEMBERS

Portrait of Kathryn Boor

Dr. Kathryn Boor Vice Chair

The Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Cornell University

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Portrait of Douglas Buhler

Dr. Doug Buhler Director, MSU

AgBioResearch and Assistant Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies

Michigan State University

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Dr. Doug Cameron Managing Director

First Green Partners and Alberti Advisors

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Portrait of Nancy Creamer

Dr. Nancy Creamer

Distinguished Professor of Horticulture and Sustainable and Community-Based Food Systems

North Carolina State University

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Dr. Deborah Delmer

Professor Emeritus

University of California, Davis

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Beth Ford President and CEO

Land O’Lakes, Inc.

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Hon. Dan Glickman Past Chair

Executive Director, Congressional Program

Aspen Institute

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Dr. Rob Horsch Retired Deputy Director

Agricultural Research and Development

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Portrait of Mark Keenum

Dr. Mark E. Keenum COB President

Mississippi State University

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Portrait of Mike Ladisch

Michael R. Ladisch, Ph.D.

Director of the Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering

Purdue University

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John R. Lumpkin, MD, MPH President

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

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Dr. Chris Mallett COB President

Retired, Corporate Vice President, Research and Development

Cargill, Inc.

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Dr. Pamela Marrone Founder and CEO

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.

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Dr. Terry McElwain PRESIDENT

Regents Professor Emeritus, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health

Washington State University

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Dr. Stanley Prusiner COB PRESIDENT

Professor of Neurology and Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases

University of California - SF

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Danita Rodibaugh

Farmer

Rodibaugh & Sons

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Mr. Bob Stallman

Past President

American Farm Bureau Federation

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Dr. Alton Thompson

Executive Director

Association of Research Directors of 1890 Land Grant Universities

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    Portrait of Kathryn Boor

    Dr. Kathryn Boor Vice Chair

    The Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

    Cornell University

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    Portrait of Douglas Buhler

    Dr. Doug Buhler Director, MSU

    AgBioResearch and Assistant Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies

    Michigan State University

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    Dr. Doug Cameron Managing Director

    First Green Partners and Alberti Advisors

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    Portrait of Nancy Creamer

    Dr. Nancy Creamer

    Distinguished Professor of Horticulture and Sustainable and Community-Based Food Systems

    North Carolina State University

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    Dr. Deborah Delmer

    Professor Emeritus

    University of California, Davis

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    Beth Ford President and CEO

    Land O’Lakes, Inc.

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    Hon. Dan Glickman Past Chair

    Executive Director, Congressional Program

    Aspen Institute

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    Dr. Rob Horsch Retired Deputy Director

    Agricultural Research and Development

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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    Portrait of Mark Keenum

    Dr. Mark E. Keenum COB President

    Mississippi State University

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    Portrait of Mike Ladisch

    Michael R. Ladisch, Ph.D.

    Director of the Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering

    Purdue University

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    John R. Lumpkin, MD, MPH President

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

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    Dr. Chris Mallett COB President

    Retired, Corporate Vice President, Research and Development

    Cargill, Inc.

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    Dr. Pamela Marrone Founder and CEO

    Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc.

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    Dr. Terry McElwain PRESIDENT

    Regents Professor Emeritus, Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health

    Washington State University

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    Dr. Stanley Prusiner COB PRESIDENT

    Professor of Neurology and Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases

    University of California - SF

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    Danita Rodibaugh

    Farmer

    Rodibaugh & Sons

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    Mr. Bob Stallman

    Past President

    American Farm Bureau Federation

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    Dr. Alton Thompson

    Executive Director

    Association of Research Directors of 1890 Land Grant Universities

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EX OFFICIO BOARD MEMBERS

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue - Foster Our Future Speaker

Sonny Perdue

Secretary of Agriculture

U.S. Department Of Agriculture

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Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young

Administrator, Agricultural Research Service

U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Dr. J. Scott Angle

Director

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

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Dr. Joanne Tornow

Assistant Director (Acting) for Biological Sciences
Designee of Dr. France Córdova, Director

National Science Foundation

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Scott Hutchins

Scott Hutchins, Ph.D.

Deputy Under Secretary

United States Department of Agriculture Research, Education, and Economics Mission

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    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue - Foster Our Future Speaker

    Sonny Perdue

    Secretary of Agriculture

    U.S. Department Of Agriculture

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    Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young

    Administrator, Agricultural Research Service

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

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    Dr. J. Scott Angle

    Director

    National Institute of Food and Agriculture

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    Dr. Joanne Tornow

    Assistant Director (Acting) for Biological Sciences
    Designee of Dr. France Córdova, Director

    National Science Foundation

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    Scott Hutchins

    Scott Hutchins, Ph.D.

    Deputy Under Secretary

    United States Department of Agriculture Research, Education, and Economics Mission

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