Scientific Program Director
Urban Food Systems
Dr. John Reich joined the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research in February 2016, as a Scientific Program Director. Dr. Reich came to FFAR because he strongly believes that advancements in agriculture will be key to maintaining our quality of life, and that the right investments at opportune moments will provide us with the necessary tools to overcome future challenges in agriculture.
Prior to his appointment at FFAR, Dr. Reich supported programs regarding food safety and nutrition at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, where he also helped build relationships between federal agencies regarding climate change, food security, and agriculture. Dr. Reich is also an active member in his community, working with multiple groups, including non-profits and city governments, to advance food security and sustainable agriculture efforts. Trained as a biomedical scientist, John’s background will be broadly applied to many of FFAR’s mission areas.