Retirement Celebration Honoring Dr. Sally Rockey

February 23, 2022


  • Signature Event

Join us virtually to celebrate the retirement of FFAR’s inaugural Executive Director Dr. Sally Rockey. Under her leadership since the organization’s creation in 2014, FFAR has evolved into an audacious force in agricultural research that fosters unique public-private partnerships with over 550 partners and more than 260 grants awarded.

This ceremony will pay tribute to Dr. Rockey’s time at FFAR and her inspiring service as a passionate advocate for scientific research throughout her illustrious career.

This event will also the Rockey FFAR Fellows and the importance of investing in scientific workforce development for early career scientists.

We look forward to celebrating Dr. Rockey’s retirement virtually with you.

Speakers include:

Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young

Administrator, US Department of Agriculture-Agriculture Research Service

Dr. John Dole

Interim Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The Honorable Dan Glickman

Past Chair, FFAR Board of Directors & Executive Director, Congressional Program, Aspen Institute

Senator Debbie Stabenow

US Senator for Michigan, current Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee

Senator Pat Roberts

Former US Senator of Kansas, former Chair of House & Senate Agriculture Committees 

Dr. LaKisha Odom

Scientific Program Director, Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research

Dr. Rebecca Dunning

Rockey FFAR Fellows Program Director, NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Select Rockey FFAR Fellows to highlight Dr. Rockey’s namesake program, its impact in scientific workforce development and the bright future ahead for early-career scientists.

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