• FFAR and Purdue University Unite Public and Private Sector Leaders to Spur Collaboration in Burgeoning Plant Phenotyping Field

    More than 170 Scientific Experts Working To Identify Partnership Opportunities at Three-Day Convening Event WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit organization that supports innovative science, and Purdue University today welcomed attendees from 11 countries, 34 companies, 30 academic institutions and a variety of commodity groups, nonprofit organizations and […]

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  • FFAR Forms Six Advisory Councils

    70 Council Members Strengthen the Foundation’s Network of Expertise with Producer, Industry, Government, Academic and Nonprofit Experience WASHINGTON—The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research today announced the formation of six Advisory Councils, composed of leading experts across the food and agriculture industry.  Council members will advise Foundation staff and board members on program development and […]

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  • Phytobiome: Emerging Potential

    A reflection on FFAR’s Phytobiome Convening Event Incredible challenges face the agricultural enterprise today: water scarcity, the need to reduce environmental impacts, a changing climate influencing plant productivity. The list goes on and on. As a result, our community must think creatively about how we do more, faster, with less. We have many tools in our toolbox: […]

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  • Honoring & Inspiring Future Breakthroughs: New Prize

    It is with great pride that I announce the new National Academy of Sciences Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences.  With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research established this prize to recognize the extraordinary research accomplishments of mid-career food and agricultural scientists. We are living in […]

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  • Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Establishes National Academy of Sciences Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Support

    Nominations Now Open for First Annual $100,000 Prize Recipient WASHINGTON — The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a national nonprofit organization that supports innovative science addressing food and agriculture challenges, today established the first-ever National Academy of Sciences (NAS) prize dedicated to food and agriculture research. The $100,000 prize for a mid-career scientist […]

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  • Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Hires First Director of Development

    The Foundation for Food and Agriculture, a nonprofit organization that builds unique partnerships to support innovative science addressing food and agriculture challenges, today announced Renée Bullion, M.P.A., as its first Director of Development. Bullion joins the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH). Bullion will own […]

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  • On Earth Day, Celebrating Science that Sustains our Growing World

      Mankind’s closest relationship with Earth has been through agriculture.  Agriculture is the machinery by which our relationship with Earth is operationalized.  And like other machinery, agriculture must run efficiently, use as little fuel as possible, and achieve the tasks that were asked of it, in this case to feed the world.  We marvel at what […]

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  • Unleashing the Potential of Big Data in Agriculture: Water Use

    The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research recognizes the critical need to more sustainably manage agricultural water use. I am blogging today, on World Water Day,  to help raise awareness about this important issue, share the ways in which we at FFAR plan to help tackle this challenge, and to invite you to join us. […]

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  • Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Hires Four Scientific Program Directors, Doubling Staff with Establishment of New Department

    Lucyna Kurtyka, M.S., Tawny Mata, Ph.D., Daniel Moebius-Clune, Ph.D. and John Reich, Ph.D. bring depth and breadth of food and agriculture research experience WASHINGTON — The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research today announces four new staff members with expertise spanning critical components of the Foundation’s food and agriculture research agenda. The first members of the scientific […]

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  • Inspiring the Next Generation

    As a child I loved animals and everything biology (except, ironically, insects; who would think I would become an entomologist?!).  This love of science was the foundation for my wonderful career leading extramural research programs at the USDA, NIH and now as Director of FFAR, and I am humbled and honored to be part of […]

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