11.1.2017

SoAR to Hold House & Senate Briefings Thursday on New Ag Research Publication

In collaboration with eleven partnering universities, the SoAR Foundation is pleased to announce that “Retaking the Field: Empowering Agricultural Sciences for Health” will be released on November 2, 2017. The report tells stories about exciting advances and innovative research in the zoonotics, nutrition, and food safety from: Colorado State University, Cornell University, Iowa State University, Michigan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Texas A&M University, University of California Davis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Wisconsin-Madison. This report is the third in the “Retaking the Field” series, which is part of SoAR’s broader education and advocacy to encourage additional federal support for food and agricultural research.

Please join us on November 2, 2017 for Congressional briefings.

·  1:00 - 2:00 PM: Senate Briefing; Location: Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing Room, Senate Russell 328A

·  2:30 - 3:30 PM: House Briefing; Location: House Agriculture Committee Hearing Room, 1301 Longworth House Office Building.

We are very pleased that the following researchers will be presenting:

·  Robert Hutkins, Ph.D., Khem Shahani Professor of Food Science, University of Nebraska
·  Bradley P. Marks, Ph.D., P.E., Professor; Biosystems Engineering, Michigan State University
·  Melha Mellata, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University
·  Carmen I. Moraru, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Food Science, Cornell University

More Stories from the community

The Hill: Agriculture faces a scientific innovation drought

The agriculture sector is critical to the overall U.S. economy, accounting for nearly $1 trillion of our gross domestic product (GDP) and one in 10 jobs. Ag R&D has an estimated return on investment of 20 to 1. But the federal government’s support for the scientific innovation needed by this sector has run dry, and our farmers have lost too much ground to overseas competitors.

Read More
Congressional budget deal lifts agricultural research—$400 million for AFRI, USDA’s flagship competitive research program in FY 2018

The budget omnibus agreement reached by Congress for FY 2018 today includes a $25 million increase for the US Department of Agriculture’s flagship competitive research program and a $140 million increase for the agency’s research, education, and economics portfolio. The budget for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) has now reached $400 million, with the last three fiscal budgets providing a total 23 percent boost.

Read More
Supporters of Agricultural Research Foundation Announces Josh Stull as Vice President for Policy and Analysis, Adds Dr. Barbara Schaal and Dr. Douglas Gollin to Board of Directors

Contact: Dan Klotz, 301-280-5756 / dklotz@burness.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Supporters of Agricultural Research Foundation Announces Josh Stull as Vice President for Policy and Analysis, Adds Dr. Barbara Schaal and Dr. Douglas Gollin to Board of Directors WASHINGTON, DC (March 12, 2020) – The Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation today announced the appointment of Josh Stull as Vice President for Policy and Analysis, and the appointments of Dr. Barbara Schaal, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the Washington University in St. Louis,and Dr. Douglas Gollin, Professor of Development Economics at the University of Oxford, to its board of directors.

Read More