SoAR / FedByScience Launches Podcast Series

The Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation is very pleased to launch our SoAR / FedByScience podcast series. We’ll share inspiring stories about efforts to ensure thriving farms, strong rural economies, and a healthy nation as we explore the importance and value of USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) investments in food and agricultural research, education, and Extension. 

 Our first 3 guests are: 

• Dr. Scott Angle, Vice President, University of Florida / Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences; former NIFA Director 

• Dr. Moses T. Kairo, Dean, School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences; Research Director, 1890 Land Grant Programs; Administrator, UMES Extension at University of Maryland, Eastern Shore; Chair, Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP) 

• Dr. Ronald L. Hendrick, Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Professor in the Department of Forestry, Michigan State University 

Please join us at Soundcloud: SoAR/FedbyScience and spread the word! 

About the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation and FedByScience 

SoAR leads a non-partisan coalition of 26 organizations that educates Congress and stakeholders about the importance of agricultural research to feed America and the world. We strongly support full funding of USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), the nation’s leading competitive grants program for agricultural sciences, and also support the work of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the agency that administers AFRI. FedByScience is a collaborative initiative among universities to raise the visibility of the value of federal investment in food and agricultural research.   

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